After the initial installation of a new machine, you often want to login as root via ssh. Therefore it's convenient to provide a ssh public key for a passwordless login.

This can now be done by just adding your user name from, or You can also give a customized URL from where to download the keys. Before it was only possible to use a github account name.

The build service then creates a customized installation ISO for you, which will automatically install the ssh public key into the root account. Also the ready-to-boot cloud images support this feature.

The build service is available on the FAI project website at