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Once you have launched your FreeBSD instance go to your OpenStack dashboard and execute these actions.

Login to OpenStack Horizon Dashboard and navigate to Project > Compute > Instances > FreeBSD instance > Console

1) Login in your instance

Just enter root as login.

freebsd login

It will not ask for any password.

freebsd login

2) Change root password with this command:

and enter new password twice.

3) Enable and configure the SSH service

To enable the SSH service at login edit the /etc/rc.conf file

vi /etc/rc.conf
And add this line:

Then edit the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file and modify theses lines like below:

PasswordAuthentication yes
PermitRootLogin yes

Start the SSH service

/etc/rc.d/sshd start

You can now login with the root user and the password you have set previously.

Beware that your ssh key will not be automatically configured as FreeBSD comes without cloud-init. If you already have an ssh key configured on your computer you can use it by following the instructions below.

ssh-copy-id root@<SERVER_IP_ADDRESS>

Then edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config file and edit this line like below :

PasswordAuthentication no

Now restart SSH service to apply changes, and allow you to login with your keypair

/etc/rc.d/sshd restart

You now have a new FreeBSD instance configured properly.