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Trying to figure out how to use this deployment cloud-config on ubuntu 14.10

Like the title says, for some reason this cloud config doesn’t finish… It creates the user with the right keys the run_cmd doesnt finish nor does the group creation… What am I missing?

Also how do you specify passwd: the doc’s state a password hash but i’m really not sure how to generate such a thing for a linux system.

#cloud-config
users:
  - name: alpha
    groups: sudo
    shell: /bin/zsh
    sudo: ['ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL']
    ssh-authorized-keys:
      - key1goeshere
groups:
  - npm: [alpha]
packages:
  - git
  - vim
  - zsh
  - htop
run_cmd:
  - curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup | sudo bash -
  - apt-get install nodejs -y
  - npm set prefix /usr/local
  - chown -R /usr/lib/node/* /usr/local/bin /usr/local/lib
  - chmod -R 2775 /usr/local/lib /usr/local/bin /usr/lib/node/*

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The commands do not run as the module should be runcmd not run_cmd One thing that has personally frustrated me when working with cloud-config files is that they are a bit inconsistent about naming.

As for the passwd, it takes a SHA-512 password hash. On a Unix system, you can generate that using:

mkpasswd --method=SHA-512 --rounds=4096