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Getting Started with System Users

System users are SSH/SFTP users that ServerPilot creates on your server. This series expands on their importance in your server's configuration and how to create more of them to run your apps.

  1. What Are System Users?

    Every app belongs to and runs as a system user. You can log in to your server as a system user to deploy an app or view an app's log files.
  2. System User Guide

    This tutorial will show you how system users work in your apps' directory structures and SFTP settings.
  3. How to Run Apps under Different System Users

    By default, applications are deployed under the serverpilot user. If needed, you can create additional system users to run specific web applications.
  4. Understanding Your Different Usernames and Passwords

    Root users, system users, database user: this primer is your resource to keeping them all straight.
  5. How to Change a System User Password

    If you forget the SSH/SFTP password for one of your system users, you can change it in ServerPilot.