How to inject a root password into an instance during creation

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  • Post instance creation (in Horizon or via CLI), instances do not have a root password.
  • You need a root password on every instance, but you don't want it to be the same password (i.e. golden image), and you don't want to have to set the password manually.


  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 (RHOSP 13)
  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16 (RHOSP 16)

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