Client: Hello, I
need help logging into the backend of my server. I don’t know my username.
Me: Sure thing,
the username is really easy to remember. It’s just “root.”
I waited a moment
while the client tried to log in.
Client: That didn’t
I check to see if
anything weird has happened, or configured differently, and it all looked
normal. I ran a few fixes and attempt to login myself, I get in with no issue.
Me: I’m able to
log in fine over here. Are you sure you are using the right password?
Client: Yes, I’m sure!
Me: I don’t see
anything that is preventing you from logging in.
Client: Well it
isn’t working for me, so you need to fix it.
Me: Okay, I just
took a look in the logs, and it appears that you used your email address as the
username, you need to login with the username “root”
Client: I thought
my email was the root username.
Me: No, the
username should just be the word “root”
Client: So what
is the username then?
Me: It’s the word
Client: Like my
Me: No all you
need to type in is “root”, nothing else.
Client: Just tell
me what the username is!
Me: Its root,
like the roots of a tree, or a root canal.
playing games and help me out here, what is the username?!
Me: All you need
to do is type R then O then another O then T. The word root.
Client: If you
aren’t going to be helpful at least don’t repeat yourself!
That’s when he hung