[LRUG] Setting up SSH for multiple people to deploy an app

Matthew Rudy Jacobs matthewrudyjacobs at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 10:07:27 PDT 2013

for deploy I normally have a single account which runs the app, and all
deploys are performed as.

then disable password login, and keep your authorized keys clean.

for admin accounts I would have separate accounts per user.

I guess it depends on what security requirements you have.
On 18 Apr, 2013 1:02 AM, "Richard Livsey" <richard at livsey.org> wrote:

> What's the best way of setting up a server for multiple people to deploy
> to these days?
> /var/www/site is currently owned by www-data:www-data
> I don't want www-data to be a full user who can SSH in, individual users
> should be able to SSH in as themselves.
> I'm thinking of adding all users who can deploy to the 'www-data' group
> and then setting the /var/www/site as 2775 so that it's writable by anyone
> in that group.
> That combined with agent forwarding should mean that github deploy keys
> should all work for the individual users too.
> Does this make sense, or are there simpler/better ways?
> Cheers.
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