Access VM Instances Running in OpenStack
There are several ways you can access your VM Instances.
- The best way to access your VM Instance is through an SSH connection.
- If you use Windows: Access Your VM Instance Using PuTTY
- You can also access the VM Instance's terminal using Horizon.
- But you must first create a new user for this purpose using SSH.
📝 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.