CentOS SFTP Access Permissions

I think I am having some sort of permissions issues and I am not sure.

Just created my first droplet ever and the steps below are what I have done so far.

Configured SSH Keypair/Access Created user and added to sudoers Disabled root logins Configured firewall to allow http, https, and ssh access Installed LEMP stack (Tried to configure Lets Encrypt, but failed. That is another problem for later)

The LEMP stack is functioning correctly and I have access to everything, but when I connect via SFTP using WinSCP I am unable to delete the default index.html file for nginx. Nor am I able to upload any new documents. (I am not using root, I am using the new profile I created and added to sudoers)

I think this may be a permissions issues, but I am not sure?

Thanks :D


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This does sound like a permissions issue. The files in the default web root when using nginx will be owned by user and group nginx. You can change the ownership of these files to the new user you created (but nginx may not be able to write new files if this is needed) or you can add your new user to the nginx group.