Invalid permissions on fresh dokku host

I just created a new dokku one app intall, and it appears something went wrong with the setup.

I created the droplet, visited the IP and completed the dokku setup process. I added my droplet as a remote for my git project and pushed.

› git remote add dokku
› git push dokku master
fatal: 'hello' does not appear to be a git repository
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

I can ssh into as well as root@. I tried creating an app named hello on my droplet, but I still get the same error. I don’t feel I’ve missed any steps in the dokku setup process explained on both the Digital Ocean guide or the dokku documentation. Am I missing something?

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Accepted Answer

Reading more of the documentation, this article helped me:

I’m not sure why I was able to ssh in, but unable to git push with the same ssh key, but either way passing a fresh copy of my ssh key to the server did the trick:

# from your local machine
# replace with your domain name or the host's IP
# replace root with your server's root user
# USER is the username you use to refer to this particular key
cat ~/.ssh/ | ssh "sudo sshcommand acl-add dokku USER"

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