signups for trash.town are done through a request for an account. in the request, you mention your preferred username, and your public SSH key.
a Unix-like environment with SSH, such as:
public and private ssh keys allow you to log into trash.town through SSH. SSH will compare your private key on your computer to the public key on trash.town
without your public and private keys, you can't log into trash.town
ssh-keygen -b 4096 -t rsa -f ~/.ssh/trash.town
note: the command above generated two files:
note: don't share your private key with anyone. people can use your private and public keys to log into your account after you receive one, so it is important that you only share your public key when requesting an account
account requests work through email. you'll need to send an email with your public key and the username you want to trash.town.
the public key could be sent as an attachment, and your username could be included in the body text of the email, with information about why you want to join trash.town
tip: if you are having trouble with anything, you can check out tilde.town's SSH guide or tilde.town's key generator