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  4. ECS Logins
  5. Logging In to a Linux ECS
  6. Login Overview

Login Overview


  • For ECSs created using public images, login usernames, passwords, and constraints vary depending on OSs running on the ECSs. For details, see Public Images Introduction.
  • An ECS must have an EIP bound for logins using SSH.

Login Modes

Only a running ECS can be logged in.

A Linux ECS can be logged in using either VNC or SSH.
  • Logging in to an ECS using VNC

    If no EIP is bound to an ECS, you can remotely log in to the ECS on the management console.

    For details, see section Login Using VNC.

  • Logging in to an ECS using SSH

    This method applies only to Linux ECSs. You can use a remote login tool, such as PuTTY, to log in to the ECS. Ensure that the ECS has an EIP bound.


    Both an SSH key and an SSH password can be used for logins.

    For details, see section:

    Login Using an SSH Key

    Login Using an SSH Password