Simple FTP server configuration
Jeremy Bertozzi

Jeremy Bertozzi



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Version information

  • 0.1.2 (latest)
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released Jul 3rd 2019
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >=2.7.20 <5.0.0
  • RedHat

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Tags: ftp, vsftpd


jbertozzi/ftpserver — version 0.1.2 Jul 3rd 2019


This module manages FTP configuration at high level, it does not intend to be highly customizable.

Module Description

The module allow local users to login and chroot them into their home directory.

Three parameters can be customized:

  • FTP mode:
    • 'active'
    • 'passive'
  • SSL encryption:
    • 'explicit'
    • 'implicit'
    • 'none'
  • Anonymous enabled or not

Explicit SSL will encrypt both data and command on client demand while implicit SSL will start a SSL session right away. These modes are not compatible, and FTP client needs to be set accordingly.

If SSL is enabled ('explicit' or 'implicit'), a self signed certificate is genreated into /etc/pki/tls/certs/${::fqdn}.pem (unless overwritten with 'cert_file' parameter). If the file exists, it won't be changed.


FTP server in passive mode with explicit encryption, anonymous not allowed. In this configuation, client connect to tcp port 21 and explicitly ask for TLS during the FTP session. Firewall need to be opened for incomming connection to range port tcp/2121-2131 and tcp/21.

class { 'ftpserver':
  ssl           => 'explicit',
  mode          => 'passive',
  pasv_min_port => '2121',
  pasv_max_port => '2131',
  allow_anon    => false,
  cert_file     => '/custom/path/server.pem',

FTP server in passive mode, SSL set to implicit. Connection first establish a SSL handshake. FTP server listen on ftps tcp port (990). Firewall need to be opened for incomming connection to range port tcp/2121-2131 and tcp/990.

class { 'ftpserver':
  ssl           => 'implicit',
  mode          => 'passive',
  pasv_min_port => '2121',
  pasv_max_port => '2131',

FTP server in active mode, SSL disabled and anonymous user allowed:

class { 'ftpserver':
  ssl           => 'none',
  mode          => 'active',
  allow_anon    => true


  • Work only on CentOS/RHEL distributions. Tested on RHEL 6 / 7 with Puppet 3.6
  • Does not manage firewall rules
  • Support only local user account