[ec2-beta] some feedback on the i386 image

Mark Shuttleworth mark at ubuntu.com
Tue Jan 13 08:28:54 GMT 2009

Eric Hammond wrote:
> Cool approach for copying a password.
> Unfortunately on EC2 there is neither an initial password to copy, nor a
> place to put one securely, nor a place to put the software to do the
> copying (presuming users are running instances with the standard tools
> out there).
Surely the command to "setup an ec2 instance" would be run from the
users Ubuntu workstation, and that could ssh in to the instance and set
the password using Kees' method? The user could have been prompted
during a setup routine to provide that credential, which would then be
stored in its crypted / hashed form on his workstation.


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