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One day I helped another teacher with setting up his backend with the currently running Nginx reverse-proxy, peace of cake right?

Then I found out the only person with ssh access was not available, OK then just reset the root password and we're ready to go.

After going through that we vim'd into authorized_keys with the web cli, added his pub key and tried to ssh, no luck. While verifying the key we found out that the web cli had not parsed the key properly and basically fucked up the file entirely.

After some back and forth and trying everything we became grumpy, different browsers didn't help either and even caps lock was inverted for some reason. Eventually I executed plan B and vim'd into the ssh daemon's settings to enable root login and activate password authentication. After all that we could finally use ssh to setup the server.

What an adventure that was 😅

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