User Configuration

Create a Non-Root User

As the root user, create a non-root user for deployments and add that user to the sudo group using the following commands:

useradd <USERNAME>
usermod -aG sudo <USERNAME>

The home directory for the non-root user is located at /home/<USERNAME>.

To later connect to the non-root user via SSH, you'll need to add your SSH key to the user. This can be done while logged in as the root user using the following command:

rsync -a --chown=<USERNAME>: ~/.ssh /home/<USERNAME>

If necessary, while logged in as the root user, you can switch to the non-root user using the following command:


You can switch back to the root user by typing exit.

The rest of the commands in the User Configuration section should be run as the non-root user.


Configure Git using the following commands:

git config --global "<NAME>"
git config --global "<EMAIL>"

Create an SSH key for the non-root user in order to access GitHub, etc.:


As mentioned above, you can print out the non-root user's SSH key by using the following command:

cat ~/.ssh/

Ruby and Bundler

Install Ruby 2.6.5 and Bundler using the following commands inside the non-root user's home directory:

git clone ~/.rbenv
git clone ~/.rbenv/plugins/ruby-build
echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc
echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/plugins/ruby-build/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc
echo 'eval "$(rbenv init -)"' >> ~/.bashrc
exec $SHELL
rbenv install 2.6.5
rbenv global 2.6.5
gem install bundler
rbenv rehash

You can check the current version of Ruby using the following command:

rbenv version

List all installed versions of Ruby:

rbenv versions

Change the version of Ruby:

rbenv global <VERSION>