Enable and configure FTP file sharing

You can set the FTP service to allow any node in the cluster to respond to FTP requests through a standard user account.

About this task

You can enable the transfer of files between remote FTP servers and enable anonymous FTP service on the root by creating a local user named "anonymous" or "ftp".

When configuring FTP access, ensure that the specified FTP root is the home directory of the user who logs in. For example, the FTP root for local user jsmith should be ifs/home/jsmith.


  1. Click Protocols > FTP Settings.
  2. In the Service area, select Enable FTP service.
  3. In the Settings area, select one or more of the following options:
    Enable anonymous access
    Allow users with "anonymous" or "ftp" as the user name to access files and directories without requiring authentication. This setting is disabled by default.
    Enable local access
    Allow local users to access files and directories with their local user name and password, allowing them to upload files directly through the file system. This setting is enabled by default.
    Enable server-to-server transfers
    Allow files to be transferred between two remote FTP servers. This setting is disabled by default.
  4. Click Save Changes.