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Updates

Jun 15, 2016

Changes to login and cf-ssh

Earlier this month we updated cloud.gov login and cf-ssh in ways that mean most cloud.gov users need to change how they use them. You’ve probably already made these changes if you need to (we sent email notifications to people who should log in using the new system), but here are the details as a handy reference.

For GSA and EPA, your cloud.gov login is now your agency login

We updated how @gsa.gov and @epa.gov accounts authenticate with cloud.gov. When you log in, use your official agency credentials instead of your old cloud.gov-specific username and password. Here’s how:

  • On the web: At https://login.cloud.gov/, select the button for your agency and enter your agency credentials (the same credentials you use for your agency’s own services).
  • On the command line: Use the new command listed at Setting up the command line for agency accounts: cf login -a api.cloud.gov --sso

This update improves the security of these accounts because you’re now using your agency’s existing multi-factor authentication system. This is a step in our progress toward FedRAMP compliance and certification for cloud.gov.

Use the new version of cf-ssh

If you use cf-ssh for running one-off commands, we released version 3 on June 2. Please download and use that latest version.

If you haven’t updated cf-ssh, you may get this error when you try to use it:

Initiating tmate connection...success
ssh: Could not resolve hostname tmate.18f.us: nodename nor servname provided, or not known

That usually means you need to update cf-ssh to our latest version.