New mastodon 1 click droplet gets 500 error.

So I have just set up my new mastodon droplet on vigilante[.]club but it doesn’t work.

In the console it says: [Error] WebSocket connection to ‘wss://’ failed: There was a bad response from the server.

When I click further on the link it says: {“error”:“Error: Access token does not cover required scopes”}

It’s quite frustrating as I exactly followed the instructions and I tried googling to no avail.

Can anybody help me?

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December 19, 2022

Hello @rutty

I’ve just spun up a droplet using the one-click image and I’ve noticed that after the post-deployment Nginx was dead and it needed a restart.

Can you check if this is the case for you as well?

You can check their docs here:

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