Azure Cloud Shell - Sandbox sudo password

Uttam Kumar 0 Reputation points

I'm trying to create a Linux VM using Azure CLI commands in sandbox. VM has been created. To run the command 'sudo apt-get update', I need to get the password so that I can proceed further on my learning. But I'm not sure about the password. Please help as I'm new to this concept.

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  1. VarunTha 4,810 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi Uttam Kumar,

    Thank you for reaching out to Microsoft Q & A forum. 

    Sorry for the inconvenience. To complete this exercise, please follow the steps below as directed:

    1. Public Address Observation: Upon executing step 1, you should see a public address like this: This confirms that the initial step has been successfully completed.
    2. Continuation to Step 2: Please proceed by copying the public IP address and executing step 2. User's image
    3. SSH Command Execution: After completing step 2, enter the following command in your terminal or command prompt: ssh azureuser@<VM public IP address> (e.g., ssh azureuser@ When prompted with a message asking if you want to continue connecting, type "yes" (without quotes) and press Enter to proceed. User's image
    4. Cloud Shell Commands: Once connected via SSH, run the following commands sequentially in your cloud shell:
    • sudo apt-get update
    • sudo apt-get install -y nginx
    • echo "<html><body><h2>Welcome to Azure! My name is $(hostname).</h2></body></html>" | sudo tee -a /var/www/html/index.html

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    After executing the commands, check if the issue persists. If you encounter a password prompt or any difficulties, share the specific error message or behavior. I'm here to assist further and can provide additional troubleshooting or resources if needed.

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