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Blank page after trying to login

Siddharth Chaudhary
Hello. I'm a frontend dev.
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I attempted to set up my forem on a Digitalocean droplet. After trying to log in, it showed a blank page. I'm pretty sure this has something to do with https.

My setup

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Forem Docker installation
  • Nginx reverse proxy

Discussion (4)

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Ben Halpern

I suspect this could be any number of issues... Hard to figure it out from here. We are currently working on our official open source runbook, so your best bet is to wait just a little longer for us to release that. But congrats on getting it working to the point that it's running and is showing a blank page on login, that's better than nothing!

Once you're running our official instructions, it will be easy to work out these problems.

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Jamie Gaskins

I’ve seen this trying to spin up a Forem, too. I haven’t investigated enough, so I'm not certain what causes it, but I wonder if it's missing seed data or something.

If I remember correctly, I ended up creating my admin user through the Rails console (this took some trial and error) and setting SiteConfig.waiting_on_first_user = false and it let me in. Does that work for you?

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Varhal

Hi! How did you end up creating a user through the Rails console?

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Daniel Uber

I think this is the same issue as described in forem.dev/manuel/forem-blank-page-...