All of our devices have unique usernames and passwords for when we create an SSH session into the device. How do we maintain each device’s username and password when deploying a new release of our rootfs-image?
Hi @kbuck3 the images deployed won’t have the per-device data so extra steps will need to be taken.
The first approach people take for these kinds of settings is to move the files into /data and replace the original locations with a symlink. I’m not sure if that will work for the
/etc/shadow files which contain the login credentials. I’ve never tried but you can certainly attempt it and see if it works.
Alternatively you can use a state script to propagate the data from one install to the next. I think if you just store the updated
/etc/shadow files somewhere in the persistent
/data partition, you can just copy them into place using an