Configure ProFTPD To Use a MySQL Backend on Ubuntu

I have slowly been moving all my cloud servers from Windows over to Ubuntu servers the past couple of years.  I have been using ProFTPD on each of these for an FTP server.  It’s been a pain copying over config files for the same users from server to server.  I then came across a module for ProFTPD that allows you to set up a MySQL back end for the permissions.  This allows me to point all the FTP servers to the same group of users.  I can add a user and have it work for all servers using that same MySQL back end.  This has been super handy as of late.

I found this method in one of the useful community articles at Digital Ocean.  So instead of rewriting everything here you can check out their great instructions.

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