Debug coworkers issues using their staging credentials if possible

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Last Updated: 2024-03-02

The cancelAppointment functionality in Project S did not work when Y used the staging server, even though it worked for me.

At first, I asked Y to screenshare with me to demo the bug. But Y didn't have the time to dive deep her so we had to abandon soon.

Afterwards I had a better idea: Rather than asking them to screen-share, I asked them for their staging credentials and then tried them on my own machine. And bingo, I could reproduce the bug -- and had the benefit of all my personal debugging tools.

It turned out, some default apiToken argument I had on my machine was good for my account but problematic for theirs.