Set the application password via user-data
It is possible to customize the application password at deployment time. From the vSphere client, follow these steps:
- Once you select the application you want to launch, follow the steps shown in the get started guide.
- In the “Customize template section”, you can edit the user data. There are two options to do it: using a script (should start with a shebang) or adding the parameters for the virtual machine.
Follow these instructions depending on the case you wish to use:
Using a script
To configure the application password, you will need to create a file with your script also adding a parameter named “bitnami_application_password”. For example:
#!/bin/bash # bitnami_application_password="bitnami1234" # Do things in the script touch /tmp/myfile
Once you have the script, you need to encode it as base64:
$ cat myScript.sh | base64 -w 0
Paste the output of the base64 command into the “user data” field.
Not using a script
If you do not need to perform actions with a script, just add the parameter to the file: For example:
Compute the base64 encoded value:
$ cat myFile.txt | base64 -w 0
Paste the output into the user data section.