Cloud · Linux Distribution · nova · OpenSSH · OpenStack · sshd · Ubuntu · Virtualization

Enable password authentication on cloud images

The cloud images bundled by various linux distributions have password authentication disabled by default for security reasons. The only possible way to login to an instance launched using one of these images is by specifying a security key during boot and using the key to ssh. Often you would want to enable password authentication like say to login through VNC console for debugging. This post will take you through the steps involved for enabling password authentication.
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BSD · Cloud · FreeBSD · Image Management · KVM · Open source · OpenSSH · OpenStack · sshd · Ubuntu

Bundling FreeBSD 9.x image for OpenStack

The following method was tested with FreeBSD 9.1 image bundled into Grizzly version of OpenStack running on Ubuntu 12.04

Create a raw image which emulates the Hard Drive.

kvm-img create -f qcow2 freebsd.img 5G

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