Default cloud user name

Juerg Haefliger juergh at
Wed Jun 5 07:28:35 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 8:08 AM, Florian La Roche
<Florian.LaRoche at> wrote:
>> I agree with Matt. Security wise it doesn't make a lot of sense. But
>> it protects the casual user from shooting himself in the foot. What's
>> the downside?
> It often feels similar to the alias definitions of "rm" to make sure
> Unix admins don't accidentally remove a file.
> Then again no real downside...
> From a security standpoint, leaving the root account also open
> for ssh logins, is that a real problem. Otherwise why not leave
> root and some pseudo-user account open and let the user decide
> which one to use?

That might not be possible at the moment. I don't believe cloud-init
can handle multiple users for SSH key injection. Shouldn't be a big
deal to add though.


> best regards,
> Florian La Roche
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