The BASH scripts presented here are for the VSFTPD server that has been setup using the how to article here http://sudhakarbellamkonda.blogspot.com/2011/11/vsftpd-virtual-users-and-shell-users.html
Do these changes before using the scripts assuming that you have root access.
Create the following vuser subfolder in /etc/vsftpd/ if not done already
Download the scripts bundle and untar then in /etc/vsftpd/vuser folder
Click here to download http://www.mediafire.com/?j9anm89c8v6pt84
Latest versions and info maintained at vsftpd-virtualuser-bash-scripts
vuserchk - checks the necessary files and folders necessary for these scripts
vuser.conf - the file containing configuration parameters for these scripts
vuseradd - adds a virtual user
vuserdel - delets a virtual user
vuserres - restores a deleted user
vuserpas - changes a virtual user password
vusersho - displays the user password
The scripts are very verbose and will display messages and errors which are self explanatory.
What the scripts not do:
Deleting a user will remove the user from the active list and the ftp home folder is renamed to $USER-deleted and the deleted user details are copied to a user deleted list. A script to archive and move the tarball to an archive folder is on the back burner.
Panic not be Cautious: Use the scripts wisely and carefully. Please backup before any use at production servers. The scripts have been tested and used without any errors or problems.
Six are the scripts: These scripts are very non intrusive and have a simple logic flow. Prerequisites are BASH, GAWK, SED for the scripts to work. I am hoping to introduce more functionality into the scripts and add a local user ftp home sync'er and a deleted folder archiver, once finished will add them here.
Test them, deploy for ease of mind and relax and let the scripts do the work :).