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How to log in to your instance (5/5)
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How to log in to your instance (5/5)

After you have created your instance, you probably want to connect to it remotely. For Linux instances you need to use SSH (Secure Shell) and for Windows instances you need to create a RDP session (Remote Desktop Protocol). If you want to connect remotely to your instance from outside of your network you need to allocate and assign a floating IP first. Connect to a linux instance with an imported Key Pair For most new images the username is the distribution name with lowercase, for example: Ubuntu 18.
How to add extra SSH Key Pairs to an Instance
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How to add extra SSH Key Pairs to an Instance

When you’re creating an instance, you can add extra SSH Key Pairs by yourself. This tutorial will explain how to add extra SSH Key Pairs to your instance. Before you begin Check if your system already has an SSH Key Pair at the default location by opening a shell, or command prompt on Windows, with the following command: Linux: cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub Windows Command Prompt: type %userprofile%\.ssh\id_rsa.pub If you see a file starting with ssh-rsa you already have an SSH key pair and you do not need to generate a new SSH key pair.
How to manage your SSH Keys on OpenStack
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How to manage your SSH Keys on OpenStack

Secure Shell (SSH) is a cryptographic network protocol for operating network services securely over an unsecured network. Key pairs are ssh credentials which are injected into images when they are launched. Creating a new key pair registers the public key and downloads the private key (a .pem file). SSH key pairs work in two halves; the public key which acts like a lock, and the private key which can be used to open the lock.