How to configure an FTP server on FreeNAS

FreeNAS is a powerful operating system to build customizable NAS solutions. With this tutorial we are going to see how to configure an FTP server to allow a user or a group of users to store and download data to/from the NAS.

The configuration will take a few minutes but it’s not as intuitive as it should be.

The first step is to create the Dataset we will share via FTP:

How to configure an FTP server on FreeNAS

The configuration is straightforward, be careful to correctly set the Case Sensitivity:

How to configure an FTP server on FreeNAS

Go to the Users area and add a new user, the one able to access the FTP share:

How to configure an FTP server on FreeNAS

Assign as home the FTP folder:

How to configure an FTP server on FreeNAS

Assign to the user the write permissions to the FTP Dataset:

How to configure an FTP server on FreeNAS

How to configure an FTP server on FreeNAS

It’s time to configure and run the FTP server. Go to the Services area and click FTP:

How to configure an FTP server on FreeNAS

Select the FTP folder, then click Ok:

How to configure an FTP server on FreeNAS

Enable the FTP service:

How to configure an FTP server on FreeNAS

You’re ready to use the FTP server:

How to configure an FTP server on FreeNAS

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