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juju+openstack: how to get windows machine password

asked 2016-06-14 19:15:19 +0300

gennadiy.dubina gravatar image

Hi everyone,

We are using juju(canonical deployment tool) to deploy windows machine to openstack(nova) We use windows 2012 r2 image from cloudbase.

Machine was created successfully. but i don't know how to get Admin user password.

i have found one option: nova get-password <instance-id> <private-key-path> but it doesn't work in juju case. it returns empty result

Seems it doesn't provide private key for this machine. Key name field is None for this machine on openstack details page.

So how to get password for this machine? we need to get RDP access

Thanks, Gennadiy

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answered 2016-06-15 16:02:13 +0300

Ionut Balutoiu gravatar image

updated 2016-06-15 16:02:43 +0300


Juju doesn't use any keypair when creating machines on OpenStack. So you cannot retrieve the password set by cloudbase-init on any Nova instance booted with Juju.

The only options are:

  • Set the default Administrator password via node console;
  • If you're using Juju version >= 2.0, you can set the Administrator or the Admin password via Juju run: juju run --machine <machine-id> "net user Administrator <password>"


Ionut Balutoiu

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Last updated: Jun 15 '16