I spent hours blocked at ssh “Permission denied”, attempting to log-on to my DreamCompute instance as [font=fixed]@[/font], before finally trying [font=fixed]root@[/font], which told me I had to use [font=fixed]centos@[/font], which worked.
This should be mentioned in the control panel. There are no relevant instructions when creating a key, and the instructions on key import are vague and misleading:
[quote]After launching an instance, you login using the private key (the username might be different depending on the image you launched):
ssh -i cloud.key @<instance_ip>[/quote]
The use above of [font=fixed][/font] can mislead people into using their account username.
The in-panel docs should be changed.