Mastodon responds with 500 to Follow request

Source code:
(imports and declaration of some variables omitted).

When I execute that code I get 500 from Mastodon and 401 from Pleroma, I’m pretty sure lines 18-20 are at the fault here.

My server outputs this when sending GET requests to /users/admin (domain replaced with

  "@context": "",
  "id": "",
  "name": "admin",
  "type": "Person",
  "inbox": "",
  "liked": "",
  "outbox": "",
  "followers": "",
  "following": "",
  "publicKey": {
    "id": "",
    "owner": "",
    "publicKeyPem": "-----BEGIN PUBLIC KEY-----\nMIIBIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAQ8AMIIBCgKCAQEAq1PxyqkNEbeyRAIf7epP\n4IBPlcWIX6KV1E8IKzbWcNHAzw3f/e3ngUe9ny1R+72DZwnDU1BJ9DH2jKcLRN+G\nHGYaKLwfKthESe/gShdlLQGRMdoMTtI/QWP4RhK9opZ4Bs7WPUdvVPEzA6GaFFvs\nTeF0CTZOFBNZ7htIyYJe0UL3Anf4hsjzO+Y51BWfZrrQAXV6xlx/TWyHcaukkLmw\nQrBvyOiDmQjVtVVDvdVrFYjAt9+hjJBe645UKW0Wc03UydWFhs0evYFy9Rgp9kDr\nAAitRHCRp+PxXmw3bf/UThNTh4NCXGWRDJgYscnh17FZfCA/Le40kWvxTokXxpJ4\njQIDAQAB\n-----END PUBLIC KEY-----"
  "preferredUsername": "admin"

What do I do?

I would suggest testing against a local instance so you can look at the logs, especially for a 500

What is the output from ?

It will basically spew logs at you so you don’t have to test against a local instance.

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What test do I need to do exactly? Server currently doesn’t have a lot of features, it doesn’t even have any way of creating objects, unless I hard code creation of some object like I did in that pastebin code (I do have a way of fetching objects, activities and actors through API though), so a lot of these tests don’t apply.

Without the digest header, Mastodon responds with non-500 status code and message that Digest header is required. As soon as I add that header, Mastodon starts responding with 500. The line 18 is probably at the fault here, I don’t really know how to generate hash correctly.

I tried generating digest header differently, didn’t work either.

For one, you’re including the Digest header into your signature, but not into the request itself.

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Thank you! Mastodon responds with 202 now that my server has Digest header in both signature and the request itself.

Yeah that’s what it’s supposed to do. If you had a working inbox, you’d also receive an Accept{Follow} activity shortly after.

I did receive Accept actually, I have a console.log on inbox right now.