I'm trying to set up a Rails application on a redhat server, and in accordance with instructions I have found on multiple tutorials, I wish to set the owner of certain directories to 'www-data' so that Passenger shall have owner-access.
However, I find that this user does not exist, so I am in doubt: should I make the user with the
adduser command? What I've read is that if I do so but do not set a password, the user shall be locked. Am I to create a password for this user?
The title of this thread was a bit misleading in saying 'get Rails off the ground' because I actually have had this app running for some time, but I would like to implement best practices.