Default "Parallels" user password

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by Bugsend, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Bugsend

    Bugsend Bit Poster

    Hi all! Just installed Fedora from Parallels wizard and found out that Fedora's login screen asks me to provide password from Parallels user, which I do not know, btw.

    Does anybody know what is the password for Parallels Linux (Fedora 26) user ?
  2. Dmitry@Parallels

    Dmitry@Parallels Staff Member

    Hi @Bugsend, as far as I remember our Linux appliances ask to specify password on initial boot. We do not secure free appliances with any custom passwords.
  3. tombensve

    tombensve Bit Poster

    Your (Parallels) packaging of simple install Fedora Linux does not provide a way of setting password!!! The first time you start up after installing Fedora image requires a an existing password, does not allow to set an initial password!! For the Ubuntu image this works, but not for the Fedora image.
  4. Aries@PF

    Aries@PF Kilo Poster

    So I recently decided to install all of the flavors Parallels has available and I'm admittedly Not too familiar with the workings of Linux in general, but this is what I found for Each installation process.

    Relating specifically to your question, the OS is asking you to Create a password for a premade account called Parallels (that you can change the name of later). Once set, you can always change this later in the Guest OS' settings I've found (along with user image, etc). So the simple answer Should be that ther IS no password and it's ASKING you to create one.
  5. tombensve

    tombensve Bit Poster

    To be very clear:
    - Click "+" in "Control Center".
    - Choose the "Fedora download + install".
    - Wait for download to complete.
    - When download is done the image is run and you end up with a password dialog containing the text "New Password".

    This makes it look like you can set an initial new password since this is the first time the image is run. BUT NO! Entering any password fails with the message "You are required to change the password immediately", and here you are at a never ending loop. Whatever you write gets you back here with an error. It is completely impossible to get past this. The Ubuntu image works the same, but there the first password entered becomes the new password, and then you are logged in and desktop starts. But not for Fedora, there you are completely stuck.

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