Keywords: WordPress - AWS - Technical issue - Connectivity (SSH/FTP)
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Summary: I wanted to access my wordpress instance from a new device (mac laptop) and so I followed instructions of Option A here:
I AM able to login successfully as the new user with the new keypair, and I land up in /home/new_user -- BUT i have no write permissions in that folder. Instead i DO have write permissions in /home/bitnami !!
I'm new to AWS and Bitnami and key-value-pairs, but I'm comfortable with the linux command-line.
I'm moving my blog from wordpress.com to AWS/Bitnami, and I followed amazon's instructions here: https://aws.amazon.com/getting-started/tutorials/launch-a-wordpress-website/
The first time round, i wasn't able to ssh at all. I ended up restarting and creating a new instance, this time I generated a new key-value pair from the start. All went well with the new instance.
Then, I wanted to login from my Mac OS laptop too, and I decided to create a new user (i.e. Option A) instead of reusing existing bitnami user (Option B). i followed the instructions here:
(The new key-value pair I generated on AWS console.)
I also added root permissions to the new user.
I was able to ssh from my Mac OS as new_user@ -- success.
It takes me to /home/new_user BUT whoami is "bitnami"!
(Should I use su or sudo to switch to new_user? it asks for a password though.)
This situation isn't too terrible, because ultimately I just want to access the stuff under bitnami and have root permission, but I worry that this is wrong and I might mess things up if I proceed this way.
Any pointers? Thanks!