Follow these steps to install the secure FTP server in Linux:

  1. Install vsftpd with the following command:
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install vsftpd
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  1. After installation, we can configure vsftpd by editing /etc/vsftpd.conf. Before editing the configuration file, don’t forget to create a backup of the file.
$ sudo cp /etc/vsftpd.conf /etc/vsftpd.conf.bak
  1. First create the SSL certificate for the FTP server:
sudo openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 365 -newkey rsa:2048 - keyout /etc/ssl/private/vsftpd.pem -out /etc/ssl/private/vsftpd.pem
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  1. Next, configure Vsftpd. Add or edit the following lines in vsftpd.conf:
anonymous_enable=no local_enable=yes write_enable=yes chroot_local_user=yes

Add the SSL certificate created in the previous step:

rsa_cert_file=/etc/ssl/private/vsftpd.pem rsa_private_key_file=/etc/ssl/private/vsftpd.pem ssl_enable=yes ssl_ciphers=high force_local_data_ssl=yes force_local_logins_ssl=yes
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  1. Save and exit the configuration file.
  2. Restart the Vsftpd server:
$ sudo service vsftpd restart
  1. Now you can use any FTP client that supports the SFTP protocol to connect to your FTP server, for example, FileZilla.

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