Linux user creation

Hello,


I want to create a user for my colleague:
- he would use putty to log in
- he should be able to see only the var/www/ directory but in this he should be able to create, delete folders and files
- he should be able to give the command chmod for the different directories in the www directory

Please write me step by step what to do. Thank you
starhuAsked:
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farzanjCommented:
1.  Create the user

useradd USERID
replace USERID with the id you would want.



2.  Give permission for chmod
setfacl -R -m u:USERID:rwx /var/www

3.  Create a password for the user
passwd USERID
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starhuAuthor Commented:
I got the message:
The program 'setfacl' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:                                                                                                                              
apt-get install acl                                                                                                                                                                                            
Then I tried:
apt-get intall acl

The error:Invalid operation install
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farzanjCommented:
Looking like your Linux release is pretty old one.

You would be better off trying to do this by giving sudo access

Would you consider giving user access to become root temporarily?

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farzanjCommented:
Did you try you apt-get command as root or used sudo?

sudo apt-get install acl
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starhuAuthor Commented:
sudo helped.

After giving setfacl -R -m u:USERID:rwx /var/www command I got a lot of lines like these:

setfacl: /var/www/ideig/eteszt: Operation not supported                        
 setfacl: /var/www/ideig/eteszt/class.phpmailer.php: Operation not supported    
 setfacl: /var/www/ideig/eteszt/mail.php: Operation not supported                
 setfacl: /var/www/ideig/eteszt/class.smtp.php: Operation not supported          

Is this normal?
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farzanjCommented:
It is not normal.

USERID should be substituted for the actual user ID.

Use sudo again.

sudo setfacl -R -m u:USERID:rwx /var/www
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starhuAuthor Commented:
I did sudo setfacl -R -m u:USERID:rwx /var/www and of course I changed Userid to the actual user id.

The messages were the same - however when I used putty with the new user at first glance everything seemed right: I could delete files, create directories and copy fileslll
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farzanjCommented:
Good.  Anything else?
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