Friday, April 30, 2010

Get Microsoft Window Administrator Password from Amazon EC2 Instance

Who ever use Amazon EC2 Window instance will know that for the first launch of the instant, you need to use ec2-get-password command line tool to retrieve the preset administrator password. For a non technical user, this is a barrier to use EC2.

Lately, my ex colleague team is building a web application to ease the user to use EC2 and Eucalyptus service. Above problem is a major problem for them too because it involve x509 certificate and encrypted string that gathered from EC2 API.