To do anything useful with the local SlipStream server, you will need to configure it.

You can either use the web UI that you just started, or use configuration files.


During the initial startup of the server, an administrator account (“super”) will be created. The initial password for this account is “supeRsupeR”. You should log in as this user, visit the profile page (single user icon at top), and change the password to another value.

Alternatively, you can change the password on first server startup by dropping a password file in your configuration directory.

You can also create new user accounts by visiting the “users” page (Configuration -> Users from top nav bar), or dropping user configuration files in your configuration directory (see User Configuration Files).


Once the server is up and running you need to configure a connector before trying to deploy a module. Out of the box, using the local connector is the easiest way to get started. To do so, navigate to the server configuration page and define a cloud connector instance in the SlipStream Basics section:


You must be logged in with an administrator account to do this. The value of this field has the form “name1:connector1,name2:connector2”; multiple instances of a single connector are permitted. If the name isn’t given, it defaults to the connector name.

For configuration of other cloud connectors, check our blog.

Alternatively, you can create new connector instance by dropping connector configuration files in your configuration directory.

Load base images and apps modules

The client module includes examples containing base images and tutorial that can be loaded.

$ cd ../../SlipStreamClient/client/src/main/python
$ ./ \
      --endpoint http://localhost:8080 \
      -u test -p tesTtesT \

Change the username and password to an existing (preferably non-administrator) account.

You now only need to configure the cloud parameters of a user (e.g. “test”). And add the cloud IDs to the native images (e.g. Ubuntu, CentOS) you just created.

Building on these base images, you can install apps from the Nuvla™ service.