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How to create a new SSH user in LAMP stack?

  • Posted March 29, 2014

I created a fresh LAMP stack droplet. Now I have to provide my co-worker with access to server web directory (/var/www/) via SFTP. How could it be done right way?

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You can simply add a new linux user for him and grant him access to write to /var/www. <br> <br><ul><li>Create a linux user for him: <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-add-and-delete-users-on-ubuntu-12-04-and-centos-6”>https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-add-and-delete-users-on-ubuntu-12-04-and-centos-6</a></li> <br><li>Grant him access to write to /var/www. You can do that by adding a new group called e.g. “developers”, adding both your users to it, setting all of the files in /var/www to be owned by the developers groups, and granting it write access:<pre>#create group: <br>groupadd developers <br>#add your users to it <br>usermod -a -G developers username1 <br>usermod -a -G developers username2 <br>#chgrp /var/www to devvelopers <br>chgrp -R developers /var/www <br>#grant its users write access <br>chown -R g+w /var/www</pre></li> <br></ul> <br> <br>Hope that helps!