I have my SSH keys set up for logging into my droplet as root. I have a small Minecraft server under a separate user.

  • Login as root
  • SU to “minecraft” to make any changes to my server, or view settings.
  • When I try to SU back to root to either reboot or make any other changes, it prompts a password. Which I don’t have for root since I’m using SSH keys.

Would granting “minecraft” SU privileges be the appropriate method? I was under the impression that it would be a security issue to do so.


These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

1 answer
Submit an Answer