signing up for a trash.town account requires you to generate a public key and a private key using a tool called SSH.
this page consists of the following sections:
public and private ssh keys are used when logging into an ssh server, without these keys, a user cannot log in.
this section will guide you through generating your public and private ssh keys.
note: the procedures in these steps should be run inside of a unix-like environment of your choice.
ssh-keygen -b 4096 -t rsa -f ~/.ssh/trash.town
note: this generated two things:
trash.town), which is your private key
trash.town.pub), which is your public key
this section will help you access your generated public key, so you can copy and paste it into an email.
warning: before you continue, make sure you don't send your
~/.ssh/trash.town key (without the
.pub at the
end). you want to send the
tip: if the steps above didn't work for you, have a look at tilde.town's guide or tilde.town's key generator