support creating initial user if not present

Bug #1028503 reported by Scott Moser
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
cloud-init (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

cloud-init basically assumes that its default user (ubuntu) is already present.
It would be cleaner if it had the ability to create this user if not present.

Then, we could build images that had no local users.

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Scott Moser (smoser)
Changed in cloud-init:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in cloud-init:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → High
Dave Walker (davewalker)
affects: ubuntu → cloud-init (Ubuntu)
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Ben Howard (darkmuggle-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

This affects the Azure images, as we have to delete the Ubuntu user per the Cloud Vendor rules.

Changed in cloud-init (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ben Howard (utlemming)
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
status: Won't Fix → In Progress
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package cloud-init - 0.7.0~bzr633-0ubuntu1

cloud-init (0.7.0~bzr633-0ubuntu1) quantal; urgency=low

  * New upstream snapshot.
    * support creating users on boot. remove requirement for a 'ubuntu'
      user to be previously present in image. (LP: #1028503)
    * add experimental apt_reboot_if_required flag to reboot if necessary
      after upgrade or package install (LP: #1038108)
    * improve mirror selection for a distro:
      * support arm mirrors (LP: #1028501)
      * support seeding security mirror (LP: #1006963)
      * support dns mirrors including availability-zone reference
        (LP: #1037727)
    * include a "None" datasource so items like ssh host key generation
      occur if there is no other metadata service. (LP: #906669)
    * print authorized_keys for users to the console (LP: #1010582)
    * Add RHEVm and vSphere support as datasource AltCloud [Joseph VLcek]
 -- Scott Moser <email address hidden> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 01:06:34 -0400

Changed in cloud-init (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Scott Moser (smoser)
Changed in cloud-init:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Scott Moser (smoser)
Changed in cloud-init:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
James Falcon (falcojr) wrote :
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