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Old 03-02-2011, 12:03 AM   #1
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Fedora EC2 Passwords reset

I mount my Fedora AMI on my EC2 account, when I reboot the system, the passwords for ec2-user and root are changed.

On the web I found that is a "feature"

Any ideas to solve this problem?
Old 03-02-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by jmozko
I mount my Fedora AMI on my EC2 account, when I reboot the system, the passwords for ec2-user and root are changed.
That's interesting. I have an Amazon Linux (really just another RHEL knockoff) instance, and I've not seen this behavior. In fact, in my case, sshd(8) pubkey authentication only was set up, and both root and ec2-user have locked passwords!

Originally Posted by jmozko
Any ideas to solve this problem?
If it's a problem (for you), then simply remove the entry from /etc/rc.local. At least that's where the URL you pointed to said it's happening.


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