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How to Install Certificates on vsftpd Server

  1. Combine your certificate and CA certificate(s) into one file (e.g. your.server.pem).
  2. Move the file created, as a result of the previous step, to the location where you store certificates (Examples: /usr/share/ssl/certs/, /etc/ssl/certs/)
  3. Move your private key, that you created when you generated your CSR, to the location where you store private keys. (e.g. /etc/ssl/certs/private/)
  4. Update 'vsftpd.conf' in your favorite text-editor with:
    • rsa_cert_file = /path/to/your.server.pem
    • rsa_private_key_file = /path/to/your.key
  5. Restart vsftpd. Examples:
    • /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart
    OR
  6. /sbin/service/vsftpd restart

ORkillall vsftpd vsftpdYour vsftp server is now secured through SSL/TLS.