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We want to be able to create FTP users and assign rights to specific folders and revoke them again remotely by means of an automated process (running a script, calling a webservice or similar).

What solutions can you suggest?

OS is undecided. Windows and Unix are both fine.

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What OS? Any other requirements for the FTP server? –  pablo Mar 9 '11 at 12:14
    
Edited question to answer OS requirements. –  Ola Eldøy Mar 9 '11 at 12:34

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I think Filezilla FTP Server has a remote administration tool.

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I'd suggest pureftpd or proftpd with a mysql backend

Old tutorials but still relevant:

With this you could use any popular programming language to update the mysql database to your liking including quotas, access, etc.

Alternatively I would recommend glftpd

The setup for glftpd can be quite complicated but it supports a lot of scripting, including user management through ftp commands.

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