Open terminal on host computer to use a Linux shell on NVIDIA hardware
openShell( opens an SSH terminal on your
host computer that provides encrypted access to the Linux® command shell on the NVIDIA® hardware. When you are prompted, enter a user name and password.
The NVIDIA hardware has two default user names:
'nvidia', the default password is
'ubuntu', the default password is
You can use an encrypted SSH terminal session to change the password on your NVIDIA Jetson® board.
It is a good security practice to change the default password to a secure password the first time that you connect to the NVIDIA board.
hwObj = jetson() openShell(hwobj)
Use the Linux
passwd command to change the password of the current user.