Bug 1654628 - cloud-init default user differs for Fedora and RHEL
Summary: cloud-init default user differs for Fedora and RHEL
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cloud-init
Version: 29
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dusty Mabe
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2018-11-29 09:47 UTC by Alexander Todorov
Modified: 2019-11-27 23:19 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-11-27 23:19:11 UTC
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Description Alexander Todorov 2018-11-29 09:47:03 UTC
Description of problem:

For Fedora I have the default user being 'fedora':

   # This will affect which distro class gets used
   distro: fedora
   # Default user name + that default users groups (if added/used)
     name: fedora

While on RHEL it is 'cloud-user'. Subsequently that difference breaks lorax-composer because it tries to adjust the default username to 'ec2-user' when building AWS images which seems to be the preferred from Amazon. For more info see: https://github.com/weldr/lorax/pull/532

I am opening this bug to discuss possible unification between RHEL and Fedora variants or why that should not be the case.

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 18:54:08 UTC
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Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-11-27 23:19:11 UTC
Fedora 29 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-11-26. Fedora 29 is
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