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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. 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. This tutorial will show you how system users work in your apps' directory structures and SFTP settings.
  3. By default, ServerPilot creates a separate system user for each app. This isolates apps from one another to keep your apps secure.
  4. Root users, system users, database user: this primer is your resource to keeping them all straight.
  5. If you forget the SSH/SFTP password for one of your system users, you can change it in ServerPilot.

Last updated: July 24, 2018

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