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I downloaded the most recent version of Raspberry Pi OS, saved a wpa_supplicant.conf and a ssh file in the boot partition, but I was not able to ssh to the pi with ssh [email protected] as the standard password raspberry did not work.

How can I set up my pi headless without using rpi-imager or stuff like that?

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There is no standard user and password anymore in the new Raspberry Pi OS image. https://www.raspberrypi.com/news/raspberry-pi-bullseye-update-april-2022/

To create one a file named userconf has to be saved to the boot partition containing just one line:

username:<encrypted-password>

You get the encrypted password by running echo 'yourpassword' | openssl passwd -6 -stdin on a linux machine with openssl installed.

If you want to use the old standard password raspberry and the pi username, paste this line to your userconf:

pi:$6$6jHfJHU59JxxUfOS$k9natRNnu0AaeS/S9/IeVgSkwkYAjwJfGuYfnwsUoBxlNocOn.5yIdLRdSeHRiw8EWbbfwNSgx9/vUhu0NqF50

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  • password for user pi is bananapi for 2020-04-10 update Raspbian Stretch, kernel 4.4 for banana pi board.
    – greengold
    Apr 4, 2023 at 22:33

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