For Windows users, you can use Linux Academy's Cloud Playground web interface to access the command line or GUI as detailed in the previous video "How to Use the Linux Academy Cloud Playground for this Course".
Alternatively, you can use the PuTTY client to connect from Microsoft Windows to a Linux system. This video will walk you through that process.
NOTE: The credentials used in this video will not work. Please use the specific credentials provided to you in the Cloud Playground user interface.
NOTE: This course uses the "Linux Essentials" distribution.
1) If you see the instructor using (and/or telling you to use) login credentials such as "user" or "linuxacademy" AND the password "123456" - they will no longer work. Use the specific credentials provided to you (for the server you are using) in the new Cloud Playground user interface.
2) You cannot log into the Cloud Playground servers as the root user. However, you can access the root shell by using the command
NOTE: In this course, you may see the instructor running commands as the root user. In order to follow along with those commands, you must run the
sudo -i command first. Otherwise, you will get a permissions error.
3) To access the servers GUI (if you provisioned a distribution that has one), you need to select "Actions" then "Graphical Shell" for your server in the Cloud Playground.
NOTE: You cannot access the GUI via VNC Viewer as port 5901 is blocked.
Detailed documentation on the new Cloud Playground can be found here: https://support.linuxacademy.com/hc/en-us/articles/360019096651-Cloud-Playground-FAQ