How to set a password for the default user in Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, and AlmaLinux
Note: This article relates to a product currently in beta testing.
This article provides step-by-step instructions for setting a password for the default user in Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, and AlmaLinux.
Note: The article focuses solely on the process of setting a password for the default user and does not cover advanced user privilege configurations.
Set a password for the default user
Utilise your SSH key to establish a connection with the instance by using an SSH client and the key you chose during the instance launch. Once the connection is established, you can proceed with the following steps:
Switch to the root user.
- Run the following command to update the password:
passwd <default user name> Enter new UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password: passwd: password updated successfully
Replace <default user name> with the username of your instance.
You will now be able to log in using the Console tab in the xneelo Cloud dashboard.
Access the instance password
Access the Instance page by navigating to Compute > Instances.
- Click on the name of your instance to select it.
At the top of the page, select the Console tab.
- The console will be displayed, allowing you to interact with the instance.
- Click in the black console area to capture your keyboard input.