Unable to SSH with putty for newly created user. Ubuntu 13.10
I need to give a new user access to make changes to files in a folder under
I created the user
sudo adduser newuser I then tried to add the user to the www-data group so that they can modify the files owned by www-data.
The user was not able to ssh in at all. So I deleted the user
sudo deluser --remove-home newuser and recreated it again but this time did not add it to the group, but this had no effect, i was still unable to ssh with the new user.
I am able to ssh onto the box with another user I created ages ago and probaly set up a public private key however the folders this article Initial Servire setup talks about a .ssh directory which my current user (that can ssh in) does not have.
Is there an easyer way to give a temporary user access to just 1 directory under
/var/www and if not, how can I go about finding if I have a public key under my existing user that I need to copy to the new user?