Login Overview


  • Only a running ECS can be logged in.

  • Login usernames, passwords, and constraints vary depending on OSs running on the ECSs created using a public image. For details, see Public Images Introduction.

  • If an ECS uses key pair authentication, use the password obtaining function available on the management console to decrypt the private key used during ECS creation to obtain a password.

  • Certain G-series ECSs do not support remote login from the console. If you need to remotely log in to the ECSs, install the VNC server on them. For details, see GPU-accelerated ECSs. You are suggested to log in to the ECSs using MSTSC.

  • If you log in to a GPU-accelerated ECS using MSTSC, GPU acceleration will fail. This is because MSTSC replaces the WDDM GPU driver with a non-accelerated remote desktop display driver. In such a case, you must log in to the ECS using other methods, such as VNC. If the remote login function available on the management console fails to meet your service requirements, you must install a suitable remote login tool, such as TightVNC, on the ECS.

    To download TightVNC, log in at https://www.tightvnc.com/download.php.

Login Modes

You can choose from a variety of login modes based on your local OS type.

Table 1 Windows login modes


Local OS

Connection Method





Click Start on the local computer. In the Search programs and files text box, enter mstsc to open the Remote Desktop Connection dialog box.

For details, see Login Using MSTSC.

The target ECS has had an EIP bound.


Install a remote connection tool, for example, rdesktop.

For details, see Logging In to a Windows ECS from a Linux Computer.


Through the management console.

For details, see Login Using VNC.

No EIP is required.