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What is the best way to give other developers access to my droplet to help develop my site without having to give them my login details?

  • Posted on October 21, 2014
  • docautoAsked by docauto

I am new at developing, can get the boilerplate up and make some changes but would like to give access of the code to others to help me develop the site. Should I host the codes in an outside repository then have it deployed to my droplet, or is there a way to give them access to my consol but using their own login for digitalocean?

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This question was answered by @sierracircle:

There are different ways to go about this. My preference:

#Create a new user, for example:

sudo adduser bob
sudo passwd bob
sudo mkdir /home/bob

#Create a group for people who will be working on your sites:

sudo addgroup webmasters

#add bob to webmasters:

sudo usermod -aG webmasters bob

#give your new group permissions on your website files:

sudo chown -R www-data:webmasters /var/www

and

sudo chmod -R 775 /var/www

#and finally make a link to your website folder in your new users home folder:

sudo ln -s /var/www /home/bob/

now your user can login with whatever password you created. There will be a link to the website folders They should have permissions enough to work on your site.

You can delete that user with:

sudo userdel bob
sudo rm -r /home/bob

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