I am hiring a developer to install and configure Magento 2.0 on my Amazon EC2 Linux server. I am new to Linux and Magento. I have given them SSH access and created a magento file system owner user. They can login to the server with SSH but they are saying they don't have sudo or sudo su privileges. I added them to the wheel group the following line is in the sudoers file

%wheel        ALL=(ALL)       NOPASSWD: ALL

I need some guidance on what to do. I want them to be able to do everything they need to install and configure magento.


usually you need to ask them to generate their own ssh key, apart from your master EC2 ssh key, and you add its public part to the server and they can work.

public part of your master ssh key already must be here : /root/.ssh/authorized_keys this is how you connect , right?

  • That's not the problem I'm having. They can access the server using the SSH keys already. They said that they aren't able to use sudo su with the account. How to I set up the proper permissions for a user to be able to install and configure magento on amazon EC2 Linux? Is there a group I add them to? Or just give them root access?
    – Heinrich
    Jan 18 '16 at 22:46
  • ok, then we need to know in which group they are and where is located their ssh key?
    – MagenX
    Jan 19 '16 at 8:11

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