AWS DeepRacer
Developer Guide

How to Recover Your AWS DeepRacer Device Console Default Password?

Recovering your AWS DeepRacer device console default password involves retrieving or resetting the default password. The default password is printed at the bottom of the device, as shown below.


            Image: AWS DeepRacer device console default password.

Follow the instructions below to recover the password of your AWS DeepRacer device web server using a Ubuntu Terminal window.

  1. Connect your AWS DeepRacer device to a monitor. You'll need a HDMI-to-HDMI, HDMI-to-DVI or similar cable and insert one end of the cable into the HDMI port on the vehicle's chassis and plug the other end into a supported display port on the monitor.

  2. Connect a USB keyboard to your AWS DeepRacer using the USB port on the device's compute module, after the compute module is booted.

  3. Type deepracer in the Username input field.

  4. Type the device SSH password in the Password input field.

    If this is your first time to log in to the device, type deepracer in the Password input field. Reset the password, as required, before moving to the next step. You'll use the new password for future logins. For security reasons, use a complex or strong password phrase for the new password.

  5. After logged in, open a Terminal window.

    You can use the Search button for the Terminal application.

  6. To get the default device console password, type the following command in the Terminal window:

    $cat /sys/class/dmi/id/chassis_asset_tag

    The command outputs the default password as its result.

  7. To reset the device console password to the default, run the following Python script from the Terminal window:

    sudo python /opt/aws/deepracer/nginx/reset_default_password.py