CoreOS - Unable to login as root

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Once the server is on, I try to connect to it via ssh and the user & password fields prompt. I fill both with the root password and doesn't let me in. I am using CoreOS Linux. How do I login?

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CoreOS Container Linux, by default, has the root user disabled for login.

Instead, you want to be logging in with the core user.

So, to login, you would use the command:

ssh core@<my-ip-address>

If you are attempting to login via the LISH Console, use core as the username login. If you need to reset your password, check out our Reset your Root Password guide.

Our CoreOS Container Login Guide has an excellent walk-through for this process.

I'll try 'core', that's almost certainly the issue.


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