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what is the default password for stack user in devstack setup

asked 2014-10-15 10:31:51 -0600

pvinodp gravatar image

I am trying to setup openstack using:

After the step From here on you should use the user you created. Logout and login as that user. i am unable to proceed as i am being asked for password for stack user login. THe last line of /etc/sudoers file is stack ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL

Last time I tried to do all steps until running ./stack,sh using root user. I could not complete the process because of issues related to permissions. so i delted /opt/stack folder and trying to start all over again.

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Logging from stack user is optional. You can use your own account to install & use devstack.

Khayam gravatar imageKhayam ( 2014-10-16 00:34:36 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-10-15 10:57:04 -0600

SGPJ gravatar image

First of all you should not use as root. create a non-root user and install devstack

From root user: sudo stack

then you will get into stack user and for me password is stack.

Refer this link:

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answered 2014-10-15 12:18:39 -0600

pvinodp gravatar image

I think u mean su stack Yes i need not need password if i execute abive comand from root user. But the password for stack user is neither stack not password nor ** [blank]. Because of that I am unable to logout and login as stack user. I am uanble to find help the html page. I need help as i am stuck

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post it as comment. create new user with password.

SGPJ gravatar imageSGPJ ( 2014-10-15 12:36:31 -0600 )edit

Hi .. I created a new stack user with $devstack/tools/ command which creates a stack user with passwordless sudo privilages. But when I do su stack , it asks for password and leaving it blank results in Authentication failure error. Any suggestions ?

G-user gravatar imageG-user ( 2016-03-28 07:04:49 -0600 )edit

Hello there. I've had the same problem. Turns out that if you run sudo su stack you are not prompted for a password and you get to switch to the stack user. I suppose it would come in hand add that to the devstack installation guide.

fernandez_88 gravatar imagefernandez_88 ( 2016-09-13 16:20:37 -0600 )edit

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