Securing your CloudReady device




  • Gonz

    Hi Forrest, when the command line screen appears, there are several warnings as the welcome message, including one comment on how to change the password. It is a different command than what you recommend here. I ignored it and preferred to follow your steps, but it is a bit confusing. Maybe this is something you guys could change to be consistent...

  • SignedAdam

    Great stuff, followed everything you said, and now I feel safer, the guide works,

    off topic : now, if only you could enter a pin on the login screen, (not my main google password) that would make life so much easier

  • Marc Higgins

    Hi Forrest, thanks for this guide & all the work you guys have done on CloudReady. Your guide is very helpful & it makes for a much more secure environment. You may want to add to your instructions that after entering "ctl+alt+t" you need to type "shell" before "sudo mount -o rw,remount /"

  • FLahey

    Thanks to Forrest and +1 to Marc comments.

  • Gonz

    It looks like the OTA update to v54.1 erased the previous password settings and went back to default... Forrest, can you confirm?
    Something to keep in mind if we have to execute this routine after every update.

  • Forrest Smith

    Hey Gonz -

    I just checked on this and you're entirely right - I should have anticipated.

    I'll file this as a bug and add a warning note to this article - thanks for bringing this to our attention!

  • Hoc Nguyen Triet

    Thank you very much. So useful~

  • Bernard Blazkiewicz

    it does not work for me. I use thinkpad X60 from the drive

  • Nay

    If users password doesn't works:

    Check because tty2 keep an english keyboard !


    user: "chronos"

    PW: "chro,e" (mot de passe en français, dû au clavier americain)


    (however root login doesn't exist in version CR 60 - janvier 2017)

  • Marco Menne

    Changing password does not work with my system in the shown way.

    But if you login into the tty Cloudready shows an alternative way to set a password.

    $ sudo chromeos-setdevpasswd

    Now you can set a new password for user chronos. At the next login into the tty you need this new password.


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