Whereas auth()ing as a user that was created directly in the browser works just fine:
root@da2748782596:/tmp/samizdat/samizdat-cli# node . -u samizdat-test3 -p samizdat-test3 gun-update samizdat.is /index.html /ipfs/QmbvCGSDLTUv7e4tqm27aePbF8fGKfUNm2GsCbSgDQgiLV Hello wonderful person! :) Thanks for using GUN, feel free to ask for help on https://gitter.im/amark/gun and ask StackOverflow questions tagged with 'gun'! AXE enabled. AXE enabled. Update user authenticated using password. Verification user authenticated from a pubkey. +-- update confirmed for: /index.html [/ipfs/QmbvCGSDLTUv7e4tqm27aePbF8fGKfUNm2GsCbSgDQgiLV] All updates confirmed successful!