cloud-config on cents not working (at all)

  • Posted on January 5, 2015
  • frankisAsked by frankis

I am trying to create a new CentOS7 (in AMS2) droplet with the following User-Data. Unfortunately none of the provided User-Data are applied.

Please advise.


  - name: someuser
    groups: wheel
    sudo: ['ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL']
    shell: /bin/bash
      - ssh-dss 

  - sed -i -e '/^PermitRootLogin/s/^.*$/PermitRootLogin yes/' /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  - sed -i -e '$aAllowUsers someuser' /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  - service sshd restart

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I’m not really using it on DO, but on AWS and I had the same issue. Turns out that SELinux was preventing cloud-init from creating /etc/passwd+ which caused this to fail. You can check whether this is your problem by 1) running getenforce and 2) checking /var/log/audit/audit.log

Cheers, Luiz

Bump. Any easy/known fix for this?

After a recent reboot, I find nothing logging to syslog, messages, secure. They were written to at the time of boot, but not since (now 3 days later). btmp, wtmp, and lastlog are updating, other apps logging outside of /var/log are writing still.

How do you fix the problem?