Using OpenStack Dashboard for key management

SSH key pairs allow users to connect to their Linux instances without requiring passwords, and it is the default access mechanism for almost all Linux images that you will use for OpenStack. Users can manage their own key pairs through the 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, and log in as a user in the default domain, such as the developer user, created in the Common OpenStack identity tasks recipe in Chapter 2, The OpenStack Client, with the cookbook4 password. The URL for our dashboard is same as the public load ...

Get OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook - Fourth Edition now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.