How to find the default user of an image

There are two ways to find the username of an image.

  • In the DreamCompute dashboard
  • In the Cloud Control Panel

DreamCompute dashboard

  1. Navigate to the (Panel > 'Cloud Services' > 'DreamCompute') page.
  2. Click the 'View Dashboard' button.
  3. On the left, click 'Compute'.
  4. From the dropdown click 'Instances'. Your instance and its details are displayed.
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  5. Under the column titled 'Instance Name', click on the name of your instance.
  6. For ephemeral instances — Look under the “Custom Properties” section for “default_user”
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    For volume boot disk instances — Scroll down to the 'Volumes Attached' section and click on the boot volume (usually identified as "on /dev/vda").
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  7. Next you have to scroll to the 'Volume Source' section and click on the image.
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  8. From here you can look under the 'Custom Properties' section for “default_user”.

Default Usernames

Instances created before October 5th, 2016 will continue to have “dhc-user” as the default user, except for CoreOS, which will have “core” as the default user.

  • Ubuntu: ubuntu
  • Fedora: fedora
  • Debian: debian
  • CentOS: centos
  • CoreOS: core

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