Updated April 17, 2017
This article explains how to allow FTP clients to change their passwords.
All Serv-U versions
Users can change their password via the
Site PSWD command or the Web Client. Enable the Allow user to change password option before changing (or configuring) a password or passwords.
This option can be enabled at the user, group, domain, or server level. For example, if the option is enabled at a user level, only the specified user account can change the password. If enabled at the domain level, all domain users can change their passwords.
Open FTP Voyager and then select Tools > Custom Commands > Change Password.
The Serv-U Web Client enables user account password changes. Select Change Password, and then enter the old and new password.
You can customize password requirements in Serv-U 7.0 and later versions. The following parameters can be added and then configured to your needed setting:
SITE PSWD command is used for changing the user's password through an FTP client program. The syntax is
SITE PSWD "oldpassword" "newpassword". The FTP client does not allow users to change their password unless the account has sufficient privileges.
The passwords may alternatively be enclosed by quotes (
"). This can be useful in cases where one of the passwords contain spaces.
The command line in the FTP client also lets you use this command using the Tool option.