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Retrieving Windows instance administrator password with 'adminPass' filed

asked 2015-02-16 07:20:52 +0300

alexj.idig gravatar image


We use a custom script to launch windows instances and use the 'adminPass' field to retrieve the administrator password. But we noticed that the password in the 'adminPass' field got changed after first boot and we get another password when we used the nova get-password command.

Is it possible for the cloudbase-init package to to set the 'administrator' password from the 'adminPass' field.

Thanks for your assistance on this. --. Alex James Aurocloud

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answered 2015-02-18 02:56:47 +0300

ader1990 gravatar image


The password is used only if you explicitly set it when booting the vm. For example:

  • nova boot --image image-id --meta admin_pass=p@ssw0rd vm-name

The password that is self-generated, the one from "adminPass" field, it is not taken into consideration by the metadata service, if it is not set when you create the server(boot the vm).

Hope it helps.

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Thanks. It worked :)

alexj.idig gravatar imagealexj.idig ( 2015-02-18 17:09:33 +0300 )edit

Great! :)

ader1990 gravatar imageader1990 ( 2015-02-24 04:59:21 +0300 )edit

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