trash.town

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signup

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:

conventions used on this page

requirements

generating your public and private ssh keys

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.

to generate your public and private ssh keys

  1. run ssh-keygen -b 4096 -t rsa -f ~/.ssh/trash.town
  2. press enter, if you don't require a password for access to the key
  3. press enter again to confirm

note: this generated two things:

sending your public ssh key to trash.town

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 ~/.ssh/trash.town.pub key.

to send your public ssh key to trash.town

  1. run cat ~/.ssh/trash.town.pub
  2. copy the output of text
  3. paste the output of text in an email addressed to signup@trash.town
  4. type your desired username into the subject line

tip: if the steps above didn't work for you, have a look at tilde.town's guide or tilde.town's key generator