20.10. kb-00009: What are the default passwords?

20.10.1. Knowledge Base Article: kb-00009

20.10.2. Description

A list of the common default passwords you can find in use with Digital Rebar Platform.

20.10.3. Solution

When using the community BootEnvs for installation, the password is set to a variant of RocketSkates. See Default Template Identity for complete details.

For all bootenvs (sledgehammer, centos, ubuntu, etc.) the default pattern does NOT allow login via Password. See Knowledge Base Article: kb-00006 for manaing SSH Authorized Keys login details.

We strongly recommend changing this default or, better, using SSH without-password options as per Knowledge Base Article: kb-00008 details.

A quick reference table for passwords:

use user password
drp endpoint auth rocketskates r0cketsk8ts
sledgehammer root rebar1
most bootenvs (*) root RocketSkates
debian / ubuntu rocketskates RocketSkates
cloud-init images <varies> (*) RocketSkates
VMware ESXi root <generated>

For more information:


(*) “most bootenvs” and cloud-init images refers to CentOS, Ubuntu, CoreOS, ESXi, etc. Generally speaking, this is the default “installed” credentials. Note that each distro has it’s own rules about root versus installed default user accounts. DRP follows most vendors “patterns” with regards to root -vs- unprivileged user creation, with the username changed to “rocketskates”. Some vendor specific notes are below.

For debian / ubuntu bootenvs, the default user (rocketskates, can be changed by setting provisioner-default-user Param), has sudo privileges.

For Images with cloud-init pieces, there often is an injected centos user for CentOS, ubuntu for Ubuntu, etc. user. This is controlled by the cloud-init configurations of the image build process.

For more about VMware, see Managing Your ESXi Passwords

20.10.4. Additional Information

Additional resources and information related to this Knowledge Base article. Versions

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dr-provision, operating systems, default passwords, default usernames Revision Information

KB Article     :  kb-00009
initial release:  Wed Jun 10 10:49:50 PDT 2020
updated release:  Wed Jun 10 10:49:50 PDT 2020