I’ve just set up my droplet according to this MEAN.JS tutorial and configured to use a non-root user per this tutorial. The first says that if I already have an application build on the MEAN stack (I do), I should
git clone it into
/opt/. This of course causes
fatal: could not create work tree dir 'visigraph'.: Permission denied, since I’m not running as root or
Now of course I could just
sudo it, but then I believe I would also have to run the server as root, which is obviously bad from a security standpoint. So is
/opt/ just the wrong place to run my server out of? Or should I just
chown the cloned project dir? What are the security implications? I’ve never dealt with setting up the permissions side of a server, and am not familiar with what each of the root dirs in Linux are intended for.
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