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
Change Passwords Using an SSH Terminal
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.
Introduced in R2018b