Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

WEBSITEPANEL - FTP Users cannot log in

Posted on 2014-04-25
3
797 Views
Last Modified: 2014-05-09
Hi Folks

I have just installed WebsitePanel onto one of my Windows 2008 R2 servers in order to see how good it is. Looking OK so far but have run into an issue I cannot resolve. Wonder if you can help?

I have set up the FTP default site. I have set up the groups for websitepanel. Created a domain, a user, an FTP user but when FTPing into the server get:

530 User cannot log in, home directory inaccessible.
ftp: Login failed

Baffled. I have look at auth rules but all look OK. Any ideas?

Cheers
Chris
0
Comment
Question by:kenwardc
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 80

Accepted Solution

by:
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 40023863
You should read what is going on with IIS on http://www.iis.net/ 
The forums there www.forums.iis.net are very informative

Here is an example of 3 walk throughs the source is very good reading as well. Robert McMurray really knows his stuff.. Many people give up on IIS's implementation of FTP and go with Filezilla Server as it is miles easier to setup.

Are you referring to using the IIS Manager user accounts for FTP authentication? If so, see the following walkthrough: http://is.gd/jdcnyl
For additional security when hosting sites with multiple users you can combine IIS Manager user accounts with FTP User Isolation, which is described in the following walk through: http://is.gd/LbeSjP
How to Use Managed Code (C#) to Create an FTP Authentication Provider using an XML Database   You might want to look at this; and use a custom provider, you can download Visual Studio Express to code this

source: http://forums.iis.net/t/1157475.aspx?How+to+create+FTP+User+Accounts
0
 

Author Comment

by:kenwardc
ID: 40024363
Hi David

Thanks very much for the detailed reply. My issue appears to be specifically related to the WebsitePanel setup etc. I have set up the FTP service as well as the extensible service on the system. The accounts have been created by WebsitePanel as I expected they should, however, when trying to actually FTP into the server using the accounts created (I created more than one just in case I messed up the first time) we get the error I mention above.

Any thoughts on this would be sincerely appreciated.

Cheers
Chris
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:kenwardc
ID: 40054051
Thanks! Your detailed description and links have helped a lot. Although I haven't been able to resolve it 100% I'm a long way further down the line with it because of your comment.
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

New Relic: Our company recently started researching several products to figure out what were the best ways for us to increase our web page speed and to quickly identify performance problems that we may be having. One of the products we evaluated wa…
International Data Corporation (IDC) prognosticates that before the current the year gets over disbursing on IT framework products to be sent in cloud environs will be $37.1B.
Wufoo.com provides powerful tools for surveying targeted groups, and utilizing data from completed surveys to find trends, discover areas of demand or customer expectation, and make business decisions on products or services.
Use Wufoo, an online form creation tool, to make powerful forms. Learn how to choose which pages of your form are visible to your users based on their inputs. The page rules feature provides you with an opportunity to create if:then statements for y…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question