Access VM Instances Running in OpenStack

There are several ways you can access your VM Instances.

  1. The best way to access your VM Instance is through an SSH connection.
  2. You can also access the VM Instance's terminal using Horizon.

📝 Note: UCAMS credentials and SSH key pairs are unrelated, unconnected authentication methods. A user will only be prompted for a UCAMS username and password when he or she logs in to Horizon. All other authentication relies on SSH key pairs or, in the case of creating your own non-UCAMS users, a generic user-created password.

📝 Note: To use the Horizon console, you must first add a user and password to the Instance's operating system (via SSH) to enable access to the VM without an SSH key.