- Navigate to Compute > Instances > Click on the name of your instance > Click on the Image Name of your instance
- Look under the “Custom Properties” section for “default_user” (this will only work for ephemeral instances)
- Click on the instance name that you want to know the default user of.
- Look under the “SSH Login” section for “ssh $user@$ip”, the username is found before the “@” in that command.
The default user is the user you can use to login with the public key that you added to your instance.
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