How to log into vagrant using nothing but the command line ssh client.
I wanted to log into a vagrant box over ssh the other day a while ago but was struggling so I left it. Now I just stumbled on how to do it so I thought I would document.
Locate the private SSH key
Vagrant basically creates their own user for logging into vagrant boxes but aside from that vagrant actually creates a unique private key per machine for the user to log in with. When using VirtualBox as a VM provider the private key is located here:
# Vagrant private key .vagrant/machines/default/virtualbox/private_key
Check your port
The other thing is that Vagrant sometimes uses a non standard port. This is configurable and in my case the port was set to
Then you need to use the
-i flag to signal which key and the
-p flag to signal which port you want and presto! We are logging into vagrant over the normal ssh client.
# Log into vagrant over ssh $ ssh -i ./.vagrant/machines/default/virtualbox/private_key -p 2222 \ firstname.lastname@example.org