AnonRequirePassword

Name

AnonRequirePassword -- Make anonymous users supply a valid password

Synopsis

AnonRequirePassword [ on|off]

Default

AnonRequirePassword off

Context

<Anonymous>

Module

mod_auth

Compatibility

0.99.0 and later

Description

Normally, anonymous FTP logins do not require the client to authenticate themselves via the normal method of a transmitted cleartext password which is hashed and matched against an existing system user's password. Instead, anonymous logins are expected to enter their e-mail address when prompted for a password. Enabling the AnonRequirePassword directive requires anonymous logins to enter a valid password which must match the password of the user that the anonymous daemon runs as. However using AuthUsingAlias authentication can be matched against the password of the login username. This can be used to create "guest" accounts, which function exactly as normal anonymous logins do (and thus present a "chrooted" protected file system to the client), but require a valid password on the server's host system.

See also

AnonymousGroup AuthAliasOnly AuthUsingAlias