If you are a Mac user, you don’t need to install a third party client like PuTTY to connect to your Cloud Server via Secure Shell (SSH). Terminal is a terminal emulation program included with Mac OS that can be used to run ssh. It can be accessed at Applications > Utilities.
These instructions are written for users connecting to a new Cloud Server for the first time. If you’re connecting with a non-root user, replace root in the instructions with your username.
Follow these steps to connect to your Cloud Server with Terminal:
user00241 in ~MKD1JTF1G3->$
MKD1JTF1G3->$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
This is because your Cloud Server has an RSA key not stored in your system registry, the identity of which cannot be verified.
The authenticity of host '220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168)' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is 47:ff:76:b4:211:0f:11:15:21:bd:92:2f:44:0a:d9:0a. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
Type yes and hit enter. This adds the RSA key to the list of known hosts. You will not see this warning again during future connections.
MKD1JTF1G3-$ ssh email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org's password:
If you entered the correct password, the prompt will respond with a shell prompt as seen below:
Change the root password after your first login.
At the shell prompt, enter
Change your password:
Enter new UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password:
Passwd: password updated successfully
Use the new password with the root user when connecting to your server.
The next article will show you how to use Rescue Mode to connect to your Cloud Server. This is useful when performing troubleshooting and when your server becomes unresponsive.
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