I’ve tried the newest, latest and greatest BalenaOS images for the Raspberry Pi 4 (v2.88…5+rev1) and used the development image. Disclaimer I’m using openBalena and downloading the images via the CLI or via balenaOS - Run Docker containers on embedded IoT devices.
What surprised me is that the
config.json only contains the device type, so not the provisioning key and details about the openBalena instance and the
files property with the networking properties. So it’s a very simple
Next to that, when trying to SSH into the OS, using
balena ssh <local-ip>, I got the error of a public key authentication fail. But the development image shouldn’t have any SSH authentication, right?
So my questions are:
- What has drastically changed in the images, regarding the
- Is it still possible to add SSH keys via
os.sshKeys via the
- Where can I find the provisioning key etc?
- How can I SSH into the development image once running on a device?
Thanks in advance!
Hi, when you download OS images using the CLI or the
balena.io/os page you are downloading unmanaged images, so no provisioning keys are included. You can use the
balena join command if you want to join a fleet on a balenaCloud instance.
config.json should contain a
developmentMode: true entry that configures the image in development mode and allows passwordless configuration. Please make sure you are using the latest CLI as older versions might not be doing this right.
Thanks for your response. I’ve tried it, but
developmentMode: true is removed when I use the
os configure command.
My full command is:
$ BALENARC_BALENA_URL="balena.development.vedicium.io" ./balena os configure <path>/<to>/<image> --fleet <fleet-name>
- BalenaOS v2.88.5+rev1 (supervisor v12.11.0)
- Balena CLI v13.1.13 (macOS)
After some trial / error, you’ve to append
--dev at the end of the configure command. This wasn’t something I was aware of and couldn’t find in the documentation.
This will probably help others in the same situation.
Hi, this is now documented on balena CLI Documentation - Balena Documentation for CLI versions that support it.