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A file transfer protocol account (FTP account) is a type of user account that enables the transfer of files with a host computer by using FTP services.
It is an account that is created for all new FTP users seeking FTP services. It is created and maintained on an FTP server.
An FTP account consists of an FTP host, username and password, and works similarly to a standard user account.
An FTP account is usually linked to a website, network and/or FTP server. An FTP account is usually created by the server or network administrator to assign separate accounts for each user. It provides user management, identification and authorization services on an FTP server.