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I made the new user using this command

  pure-pw useradd droa -u 52007 -g 52009 -d /home/droa/public_html

But when i connect using ftp , it says that Login authentication failed.

Which other setting i need to use.

I also have cpanel where i sued to create accounts. Even i checked the


File as well , but it only had one user which i created. I don't know which ftp does cpanel uses.

The documentation of pureftp says that i need to compile with (--with-everything)

Is there any way to do that without re-compiling

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What is the exact error message? What do the logs say? – Ansgar Wiechers Sep 3 '12 at 2:02
it says login authentication failed – user1513613 Sep 3 '12 at 2:29

pure-pw only adds the user to your pureftpd.passwd file. either use the -m option or pure-pwconvert to transfer the userdata into your pureftpd.pdb file (or equivalent for your distribution).

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