Passwords



  • I need to understand how FOG uses passwords. Is there anyone who can help?

    I spent most of a week getting FOG working on a couple of subnets, and I’m still not sure why passwords work the way they do.

    I’ll be glad to write up whatever I find out. The forums are full of people confused about the issue.



  • Tom,

    Thanks for your explanation. I thought the randomized TFTP password was a fogcrypt hash. I ended up doing a new install anyway. I’d done lots of learning and experimenting on the last install, so thought it was a good idea to reinstall before we rolled this out.

    I can’t thank you guys enough for the work you’re doing. I’ll be making a donation, and I’m not a developer (not much of one anyway), but I’d be glad to help in any way I can.


  • Senior Developer

    [quote=“David Durr, post: 26807, member: 17319”]I need to understand how FOG uses passwords. Is there anyone who can help?

    I spent most of a week getting FOG working on a couple of subnets, and I’m still not sure why passwords work the way they do.

    I’ll be glad to write up whatever I find out. The forums are full of people confused about the issue.[/quote]

    How does fog use passwords? Hmmmm,

    [LIST=1]
    []FOG GUI – Default user and password on initial install are:
    [LIST=1]
    [
    ]username: fog
    [LIST=1]
    []for logging into the GUI as well as during image creation tasks from PXE Menu, such as Quick Image
    [
    ]Version 1.0.0 also used on the iPXE menu for various functions where login would be needed instead of “PXE” set passwords.
    [/LIST]
    []password: password
    [
    ]location: [url]http://<FOGSERVERIP>/fog/management[/url]
    [/LIST]
    []MySQL – There are two usernames and passwords to be aware of.
    [LIST=1]
    [
    ]username: root
    [LIST=1]
    []used for WEB GUI to communicate with mysql natively
    [/LIST]
    [
    ]password: SET AT INSTALL TIME, usually blank.
    []username: fogstorage
    [LIST=1]
    [
    ]used for STORAGE NODE Access so you have centralized information, but can keep nodes at different locations.
    [/LIST]
    []password: SET AT INSTALL TIME, RANDOMIZED characters.
    [/LIST]
    [
    ]Local System User within Linux
    [LIST=1]
    []username: fog
    [LIST=1]
    [
    ]Used for ftp information. FTP is used when uploading images or syncing images between nodes.
    []In versions prior to 1.0.0, FTP was also used in two forms, tftp transfers to create the PXE tasks, and upload of hosts.
    [/LIST]
    [
    ]password: Version 1.0.0 sets as password for familiarity, prior set hash based on date of install and is randomized.
    [/LIST]
    []Active Directory Username and Password
    [LIST=1]
    [
    ]Username depends on your AD setup.
    [LIST=1]
    []In Prior to V. 1.0.0 format of username had to be in <DOMAINNAME><USERNAME>.
    [
    ]In V 1.0.0 we only require the username, and it will fail if you have the format <DOMAINNAME><USERNAME>
    [/LIST]
    []Password must be encrypted using the FOG Crypt package.
    [LIST=1]
    [
    ]This is found in the source folder of FOG under FOG Crypt. In V 1.0.0 it’s able to be downloaded through the client page.
    [/LIST]
    [/LIST]
    [/LIST]
    I hope this helps clarify things for people.



  • I don’t really understand what you’re asking, what passwords specifically? Although I cant recall many threads about confusion with passwords.

    The only passwords I can think of are:
    PXE menu passwords
    Web interface passwords
    AD/Fog Crypt password
    SQL passwords

    All of those are fairly straight forward to use/understand and require virtually no maintenance after initial installation.
    I’ve encountered various issues on Fog whilst I’ve been using it, virtually none have been related to passwords.


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