Connect to the instance¶
The TNSR instance does not have a default password. SSH connections to this instance require key-based authentication using an SSH key selected when launching the instance.
The default account is named
root account is present on the appliance but disabled by default. It
is not necessary to enable or use the
root account. Any administrative
actions can be taken using the
tnsr account from within the TNSR CLI or
sudo from a shell prompt.
See Default Accounts and Passwords for additional information.
To connect from a shell prompt in a Unix/Linux terminal:
$ ssh -i <my_key_file> tnsr@<eth0_public_ip_addr>
Substitute the actual key file name instead of typing
<my_key_file> and the
management interface Elastic IP Address instead of typing
The ssh client will print a warning similar to:
The authenticity of host 'x.x.x.x' can't be established. ECDSA key fingerprint is SHA256:6/LDXVPpD2v6hnWdFHFWZhkCbSpMcaH4tBgTuDLAa40. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
This warning only appears the first time connecting using SSH on a given system
and user account. Type
yes to continue connecting.
If all went well, the TNSR CLI will automatically be launched, resulting in output similar to the following:
Netgate TNSR Version: v0.1.0-567-g0967ac3 Build timestamp: Fri Apr 20 16:16:48 2018 CDT Git Commit: 0x967ac3d ip-10-5-2-225.ec2.internal tnsr#
Additional host users can be added to TNSR so that each administrator can use their own account. See the User Management section of the TNSR documentation for details.