Base64 user data only?

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14 Feb, 2013 06:21 PM

Hello, I am working with launch configuration and the user-data I enter is being base64 encoded. This is causing issues with all the scripts I currently have. Is there a way to flag plain text for the user-data field? This is an option in the AWS Console. However, it does not seem to be an option in this tool.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ylastic on 14 Feb, 2013 07:47 PM

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    Sorry we dont currently have a flag for that. Will add this to our list so we can do that.

    Is this when you create a launch config? Are you saying when autoscaling launches an instance with the userdata you have defined for the launch config, the instance is started by autoscaling with encoded data?


  2. 2 Posted by jgranone on 14 Feb, 2013 07:56 PM

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    Thanks for adding it. The issue is when you create a launch config in Ylastic the user-data in base64 encoded. If you use the AWS AutoScale API and create the launch config the user-data is plain text.

  3. Ylastic closed this discussion on 08 Aug, 2014 02:17 PM.

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