We highly recommend that you only access your server's console if you really have to and if you know what you are doing. It can be very easy to alter configurations that may impact your server and how Cleaver interfaces with it.
The most common way to access your server is by ssh. Follow the instructions to set up an SSH key for you server via Cleaver.
After you setup your SSH key on your device and in Cleaver, you can use the following command on your terminal / command line interface:
ssh cleaver@<server public ip>
Via your cloud provider
Most of the cloud providers offer a console that you can launch when you access your account on that provider. You will likely need to enter a username and password when using this method.
- Username: cleaver
- Password: sudo password
Access your server as root user
In the case where you need to make changes as a root user, you may want to access the server as a root. The 'cleaver' user does not have root privileges for security reasons so that the user is not granted too much power. If you need to use root, be sure to be very careful as you might unintentionally make changes that impact your server and how Cleavers interface with it.
To access, you can ssh into the server via
ssh root@<public server ip>
Or, if you are already accessing your server as 'cleaver', you can change to root by using the following command:
sudo su root
And then supply the sudo password when requested.