Regardless of the installation method, you'll need to create some users. GoToSocial currently doesn't have a way for users to be created through the web UI, or for people to sign-up through the web UI.
Using the CLI, you can create a user:
In the above command, replace
some_username with your desired username,
email@example.com with the email address you want to associate with your account, and
SOME_PASSWORD with a secure password.
If you want your user to have admin rights, you can promote them using a similar command:
some_username with the username of the account you just created.
When running these commands, you'll get a bit of output like the following:
This is normal and indicates that the commands ran as expected.
When running GoToSocial from a container, you'll need to execute the above command in the conatiner instead. How to do this varies based on your container runtime, but for Docker it should look like:
If you followed our Docker guide, the container name will be
gotosocial. Both the name and the ID can be retrieved through