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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Second Edition by Cody Bunch, Kevin Jackson

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Using OpenStack Dashboard for key management

SSH keypairs allow users to connect to our Linux instances without requiring to input passwords and is the default access mechanism for almost all Linux images that you will use for OpenStack. Users manage their own keypairs through OpenStack Dashboard. Usually, this is the first task a new user has to do when given access to our OpenStack environment.

Getting ready

Load a Web browser, point it to our OpenStack Dashboard address at http://172.16.0.200/horizon, and log in as a user, such as the demo user created in Adding Users recipe of Chapter 1, Keystone OpenStack Identity Service, with the password openstack.

How to do it...

Management of the logged-in user's keypairs is achieved with the steps discussed ...

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