[openstack-dev] [heat] status of instance_user/admin_user in heat

Matt Fischer matt at mattfischer.com
Tue Jun 30 14:48:52 UTC 2015

Looks like this change is what I need, but was the code supposed to not set
it to ec2-user when instance_user is unset? I've always had it unset and
it's always set it to ec2-user, certainly for Ubuntu images anyway, I've
not tested others.

On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 8:22 AM, Thomas Herve <therve at redhat.com> wrote:

> > Heat devs,
> >
> > What is the status of the instance_user config option and the corollary
> > OS::Nova::Server::admin_user field? Our users find it very confusing when
> > Heat creates a VM with a user called ec2-user. While I've told them to
> > explicitly set admin_user, the documentation claims its deprecated since
> > Icehouse. Will it be removed? Along the same lines, instance_user in the
> > config also claims to be deprecated and slated for removal in Kilo, it is
> > also still there in master. So what's the right behavior here? Should I
> > tell heat users that it's safe/recommended to set admin_user or not?
> Hi,
> It's been deprecated for a while, and will be hidden in the next release
> (see https://review.openstack.org/#/c/103928/) if everything goes well.
> As an operator, you shoud set the instance_user configuration value to the
> empty string, so that your users get the default user from the image.
> That's the recommanded mode of operation.
> Cheers,
> --
> Thomas
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