If you use MacOS® X, you don't need to install a third-party client like
PuTTY to connect to your cloud server by using Secure Shell (SSH). Terminal is
a terminal emulation program included with MacOS X that you can use
to run SSH.
Note: For the corresponding steps for an OnMetal server, see
Create OnMetal Cloud Servers.
These instructions are for users who are connecting to a new Cloud
Server for the first time. If you're connecting as a non-root user,
replace root in the instructions with your username.
Go to Applications > Utilities, and then open Terminal.
A Terminal window displays the following prompt:
user00241 in ~MKD1JTF1G3->$
Establish an SSH connection to the server by using the following
The following code block uses an example value:
MKD1JTF1G3->$ ssh [email protected]
Note: You can find the command that you use to connect to your server
via SSH in the right sidebar of the Server Details page of the Cloud
The first time that you connect to your server, a message asks you if you
want to continue connecting. This message appears because your
server has an RSA key that's not stored in your system registry.
As a result, the identity of the key can't be verified.
The authenticity of host '188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206)' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is 47:ff:76:b4:211:0f:11:15:21:bd:92:2f:44:0a:d9:0a. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
Type yes and press Enter. This action adds the RSA key to
the list of known hosts so that you don't see this warning again when you
make future connections.
Enter the root password for the server. The password does not echo
to the screen.
MKD1JTF1G3-$ ssh [email protected] [email protected]'s password:
If you entered the correct password, a shell prompt is returned:
After your first login, change the root password by using the following steps:
At the shell prompt, enter the following command:
Change your password by entering a new one at the following prompts:
Enter new UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password:
If the passwords that you enter match, you receive the following
confirmation that the authentication tokens have updated successfully:
Passwd: password updated successfully
The password does not echo to the screen.
Use the new password with the root user when you connect to your server.
The next article shows you how to use Rescue Mode
to connect to your Cloud Server. Rescue Mode is useful when you're
troubleshooting and when your server becomes unresponsive.
Updated 26 days ago