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First thing to do after creating a new VPS server: setup deploy user and enable SSH-key authentication only

0) If after creating a VPS server you received a root user password, it’s recommended to change it. To do it, login to the server as root and type $ passwd command. Save a new root password somewhere so you will not forget it.

1) Create on the remote server a deploy user:

# on the server, as a root user

$ adduser deploy
$ adduser deploy sudo

2) Make sure that you can login to the server as a deploy user without password prompt:

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