First of all, I'm a newwbie on Linux and CentOS. My webserver is on CentOS Linux 7 and different sites/domains under:

  • /home/username/www/site1
  • /home/username/www/site2

Where "username" is my username in the system. I can connect to the server both via SSH and FTP. This is a virtual server from my provider.

Groups available are apache and wheel; my account is a member of apache and wheel.

How do I add a new user (for a developer) so he can connect through SSH and FTP and have the same rights as me (and reach /home/username/www/)?

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    How about adding a group developer? Then make your /home/username/www folder available to the group developer? – Franklin Yu Feb 9 '17 at 1:28
  • Yes that was my solution too. But what about adding the user to the "wheel" group? – ineluki Feb 9 '17 at 22:35
  • I'm not familiar to the wheel group, but it seems to own a great lot of files, many of which are created under root user. I therefore assume that it has very high privilege. If that's true, it may be risky to grant your developers such a privilege. – Franklin Yu Feb 9 '17 at 23:23

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