Syntax: account <accountname>

FTP Command Index

Some servers (for example, some IBM FTP servers) require the name of the account that the user wants to access. For servers with this requirement, you cannot work with the files in that account until you supply an account name. If you connect using an OPEN command that includes an <account> parameter, the account name is not actually sent to the server unless the server specifically prompts for an account during the login. If your server requires an account name, but doesn't request that name during the login process, use the ACCOUNT command to explicitly tell the server which account you want to use.


Specifies an account that the logged in user has rights to access. For case-sensitive servers, be sure to use the appropriate case when typing the account name.