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what's the default fedora image password ?

asked 2013-08-10 08:31:10 -0500

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The Fedora project maintains a list of official cloud images at . The images include the cloud-init utility to support key and user data injection. The default user name is fedora.

It only said username, but does anyone know the password for it ?

I used Fedora 19 Downloadable Cloud Images

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answered 2013-08-10 22:25:01 -0500

gtt116 gravatar image

Hi Kai,

In general, Openstack suggest using keypair to login VM. As the document said the login username is 'fedora', but before login you should create a keypair, and inject the public key into VM. There is a official document to help you. (

Hope it is help to you.

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answered 2014-10-09 05:43:49 -0500

For Fedora 20, you can try to add a user-agent file with the following content:

password: fedora
chpasswd: { expire: False }

Then, boot your image with

nova boot --flavor m1.small --image 58571720-078f-40ba-ac09-a4a30805bd93 --key-name F --user-data ./user-data --nic net-id=768ee203-d085-4a82-a134-113530b0e832 fedora

Then, you can login with fedora:fedora.

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answered 2018-05-30 13:15:42 -0500

akostadinov gravatar image

If you don't use cloud-init to set password, password login will not be possible. You need to use key pair when launching the VM. See old docs (can't find new ones). (

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answered 2013-08-12 01:50:27 -0500

gtt116 gravatar image

No, Keypair not depend on cloud-init. It is injected into image using NBD or guestmount ,etc. You can using keypair without cloud-init in fedora. :)

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This is actually not true with the default configuration. The key pair is simply presented via the Nova metadata service, and cloud-init (or other configuration mechanism running on the instance) is responsible for fetching and installing that key in the right place.

larsks gravatar imagelarsks ( 2014-10-10 13:40:55 -0500 )edit

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