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According to the Nginx docs you can configure the user which runs Nginx. By default the user is nobody. You can read this Ask Ubuntu question that explains how to configure Apache2 to run as a different user. The default user running Apache2 is www-data. A common strategy, and one I think may work for your goal, is to assign the users that need to deploy ...


This article very clearly explains how to deploy a nodejs app using Jenkins:

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