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       ftpasswd - manipulates ProFTPD authentication files


       ftpasswd --help|-h|--version

       ftpasswd --hash  [ --des|--md5 ] [ --stdin ] [ --use-cracklib[=path] ]

       ftpasswd --passwd [ -F|--force ] [ --file=filename ] [--gecos=string ]
               [ --gid=gid ] [ --des | --md5 ] [ --not-system-password ]
               [ --stdin ] [ --use-cracklib[=path] ] --home=path

       ftpasswd --group [ -F|--force ] [ --enable-group-passwd ]
               [ --file=filename ] [ -m|--member ] [ --des|--md5 ]
               [ --stdin ] [ --use-cracklib[=path] ] --gid=gid

       ftpasswd --passwd --change-password --name=username


       ftpasswd  is a Perl script which can be used to manipulate the password
       and  group  files  suitable  for  use  with  ProFTPD  AuthUserFile  and
       AuthGroupFile  configuration  directives.  The idea is somewhat similar
       to Apache's htpasswd program.

       Required options are  --passwd,  --group,  or  --hash.   These  specify
       whether  ftpasswd  is  to  operate  on  a  passwd(5)  format file, on a
       group(5)  format  file,  or  simply  to  generate  a   password   hash,

       If used with --passwd, ftpasswd creates a file in the passwd(5) format,
       suitable for use with proftpd's AuthUserFile  configuration  directive.
       You will be prompted for the password to use of the user, which will be
       encrypted, and written out as the encrypted string.  By default,  using
       --passwd will write output to "./ftpd.passwd",

       If  used with --hash, ftpasswd generates a hash of a password, as would
       appear in an AuthUserFile.  The hash is written to standard out.   This
       hash is suitable for use with proftpd's UserPassword directive.

       If  used  with --group, ftpasswd creates a file in the group(5) format,
       suitable for use with proftpd's AuthGroupFile configuration  directive.
       By default, using --group will write output to "./".


       -F, --force
              If  the password or group file be used already exists, delete it
              and write a new one.

              Write output to specified file (password or group files), rather
              than default one.

              Descriptive  string  for the given user (usually the user's full

              Set primary group ID for this user (optional,  will  default  to
              given --uid value if absent) when  --passwd is specified.

              numerical group ID.

       -h, --help, --version
              Show usage and version of the program.

              Set the home directory for the user (required).

       --des, --md5
              Use  the  DES  or  MD5  algorithm for encrypting passwords.  The
              latter is the default.

       --name=username, --name=groupname
              Name of the user account or group (required).  If the name  does
              not exist in the specified output-file, an entry will be created
              for it. Otherwise, the given fields will be updated.

              Shell for the user (required).  Recommended: /bin/false

              Update only the password field for a user.  This option requires
              that  the  --name  option  be  used,  but  no others.  This also
              double-checks the given  password  against  the  user's  current
              password  in  the  existing passwd file, and requests that a new
              password be given if the entered password is  the  same  as  the
              current password.

              Double-checks the given password against the system password for
              the user, and requests that a  new  password  be  given  if  the
              entered password is the same as the system password.  This helps
              to enforce different passwords for different types of access.

              Read  the  password  directly  from  standard  in  rather   than
              prompting  for  it.   This  is  useful  for writing scripts that
              automate use of ftpasswd.

              Causes ftpasswd to use Alec Muffet's cracklib routines in  order
              to  determine and prevent the use of bad or weak passwords.  The
              optional  path  to  this  option  specifies  the  path  to   the
              dictionary     files    to    use    --    default    path    is
              /usr/lib/cracklib_dict.  This requires the Perl  Crypt::Cracklib
              module to be installed on your system.

              Prompt  for  a  group password.  This is disabled by default, as
              group passwords are not usually a good idea at all.

       -m username, --member=username
              user to be a member of the group.  This  argument  may  be  used
              This  argument  may  be  used multiple times to specify the full
              list of users to be members of this group.


       No known bugs at this time.  If you discover any bugs,  please  contact
       the author.


       This  program  has  been written by TJ Saunders <> as a
       contributed software for ProFTPD.


       proftpd(8),    passwd(5),    group(5),    ftpusers(8),     ftpstats(8),


       This   manual   page   was   written   by   Francesco  Paolo  Lovergine
       <>.  Last update Thu Mar  10  16:45:27  UTC  2011  by
       Mahyuddin  Susanto  <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system
       (but may be used by others).