FTP: 530 Authentication failed error

If you are encountering the 530 Authentication failed error when accessing your server files via an FTP client such as FileZilla, it means that you are using an incorrect username or password.

In order to successfully access your server files, you can follow these tips:

  • Ensure that you are using the correct username. Your FTP username can be found on the control panel under Files > FTP File Access. Please ensure that you enter the username exactly as it appears as there is a set of numbers at the end of the username that must be included. Note that the username and IP are different for each server. (The numbers inside coloured circles have been added to the screenshots below to guide you on where to place each login detail.)
    FTP Server Login details

    FileZilla FTP details

  • Ensure that you are using the correct password. Your FTP password is the same as your Server Control Panel password. This was sent to you via email when your server was activated. The subject of the email is "Your Minecraft Server Details" or "Your Game Server Details".
  • You can also view the history of all emails sent to you in your client area email history.
  • Make sure that there are no spaces before or after the username and password. If you are copying and pasting the details in, try entering them manually (and vice versa).
  • You can also try resetting your Server Control Panel password by following our guide.

Alternatively, you can try using an alternative FTP File Management software such as WinSCP, which we have a guide on how to use here.

If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at: https://shockbyte.com/billing/submitticket.php

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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