Working with virtual FTP users

In this recipe, you will learn how to implement virtual users in order to break away from the restriction of using local system user accounts. During the lifetime of your server, there may be occasions when you wish to enable FTP authentication for a user that does not have a local system account. You may also want to consider implementing a solution that allows a particular individual to maintain more than one account in order to allow access to different locations on your server. This type of configuration implies a certain degree of flexibility afforded by the use of virtual users. Since you are not using a local system account, it can be argued that this approach gives improved security.

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