[CentOS-devel] Cloud image default login

Mon Jul 14 15:54:34 UTC 2014
Nux! <nux at li.nux.ro>

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Karanbir Singh" <mail-lists at karan.org>
> To: centos-devel at centos.org
> Sent: Monday, 14 July, 2014 4:32:18 PM
> Subject: Re: [CentOS-devel] Cloud image default login
> On 07/14/2014 04:27 PM, Daniel Ankers wrote:
> > As a user, I'd like to be able to take any set of instructions about
> > RHEL and s/RHEL/CentOS/g and have it work (with the exception of all the
> > things people pay RedHat good money for, of course.)
> in the cloud images they wont, we built our own images ( always have )
> and have implemented our own policy.
> I guess once rhel images show up for opennebula and in linode, we can
> start trying to work together a bit more.
> my point really is - lets find the best place to be, without needing to
> just blindly work with what / where rhel is and what they are doing

Maybe it would be good, for a while, to have both root and cloud-user accounts active? Not sure how this would actually work in reality (ie how the cloud platforms and supporting scripts would deal with it).

In my case, building Cloudstack templates, there is a whole lot of people expecting root to be active, changing this behaviour would mean screwing them over. 
If CentOS also has this kind of legacy problems - which I expect to be true - then it's something to be thinking about.

If this is not deemed a problem, then it would be nice to have the same sort of consistency between RHEL, CentOS and Fedora in this regard.