PRIVATEPW(8)                                         PRIVATEPW(8)

NAME
       privatepw - Change WU-FTPD Group Access File Information

SYNOPSIS
       privatepw [-c] [-f ftpgroups] [-g group] accessgroup

       privatepw [-d] [-f ftpgroups] accessgroup

       privatepw [-l] [-f ftpgroups]

       privatepw [-V]

DESCRIPTION
       If  a site supports the SITE GROUP and SITE GPASS commands
       it is necessary  to  be  able  to  add,  delete  and  list
       enhanced  access  group information. The privatepw utility
       is used to update this information  in  the  group  access
       (aka,  ftpgroups) file. This is meant as an administrative
       tool and not to be run by  the  general  user  population.
       This  command requires read/write permission to the appro-
       priate ftpgroups file.

BACKGROUND
       After user logs in, the SITE GROUP and SITE GPASS commands
       may  be used to specify an enhanced access group and asso-
       ciated password. If the group name and password are valid,
       the  user  becomes  (via  setegid()) a member of the group
       list in the group access file (specified by the _PATH_PRI-
       VATE define in pathnames.h).

       The format of the group access file is:

       access_group_name:encrypted_password:real_group_name

       where  access_group_name  is  an arbitrary (alphanumeric +
       punctuation) string. encrypted_password  is  the  password
       encrypted  via  crypt(3),  exactly  like  in  /etc/passwd.
       real_group_name is the name of a  valid  group  listed  in
       /etc/group.

OPTIONS
       -c     Create a new ftpgroups file.

       -d     Delete the specified accessgroup's information from
              the ftpgroups file.

       -g group
              Set the real system group to the  group  specified.
              This is valid only when adding a new accessgroup or
              changing an existing accessgroup's password.

       -f ftpgroups
              Use the specified ftpgroups file for all updates.

       -l     List the  contents  of  the  appropriate  ftpgroups
              file.

       -?     Display a simple help usage message.

       The    -V  option  causes the program to display copyright
              and version information, then terminate.

SEE ALSO
       ftpaccess(5)

BUGS
       None known.

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