Does vsftpd support user access with client certificate with priv/pub key + vsftpd certificate?

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Old 02-20-2016
Does vsftpd support user access with client certificate with priv/pub key + vsftpd certificate?

SmilieI am trying to setup all certificate based client-server environment in Linux using vsftpd and curl with openssl.
I would like to make a user access with vsftpd certificate and user own client certificate (self-signed) with private/public key.
I don't see google posts about the my plan of setup client certificate (self-signed) with private/public key.Smilie Does vsftpd allow it?

Last edited by Don Cragun; 02-22-2016 at 05:46 PM.. Reason: Add ICODE tags
# 2  
Old 02-21-2016
What you need to search is FTPS (ftp over ssl) with vftpd.

Hope that helps
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Old 02-21-2016
correct, ftps can do it with curl. My misunderstanding - what do I do with user client certificate in the host of vsftpd....

Last edited by Don Cragun; 02-22-2016 at 05:47 PM.. Reason: Add ICODE tags.
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Old 02-21-2016
You will transfer the public part of certificate to the client machine and execute curl on that machine using certificate to connect / upload / whatever to the server.

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Old 02-22-2016
Yes, I do it with certificate of vsftpd.
All is working fine with
curl -v -3 -l --ftp-ssl "vsftpd_host:port" --cacert "vsftpd_certificate" -u MYUSER:password

I have and want to use another certificate which is from client. I want to use the following connection example:

curl -v -3 -l --ftp-ssl "vsftpd_host:port" --cacert "vsftpd_certificate" --cert "client_certificate_of_MYUSER" --key "private_key_of_MYUSER" --pass "PASS_CODE_for_private_key_of_MYUSER" -u MYUSER

I want to make sure vsftpd can or can't work with user/client certificate.

Last edited by Don Cragun; 02-22-2016 at 05:48 PM.. Reason: Add CODE and ICODE tags.
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