After you have installed your awesome Linux distribution, you might be looking to use a protocol for allowing users be able to update content on the box. I have chosen to use ProFTPD because of its features of setting user and group permissions based on directory patterns in its config file. Unfortunately, the user and password information are broadcasted in the clear across the data packets. Never Fear!! SSL is here!
Generate the ssl certificate
Enable the cert
enable TLS by adding the following lines in proftpd.conf and then restart: