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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Creating a cloudadmin account and project

As part of our installation we specified --use_deprecated_auth, which means that we are using a simple way of storing users, roles, and projects within our OpenStack Compute environment. This is an ideal way to start working with OpenStack within a small development environment such as our sandbox. For larger, production ready environments, Keystone is used, which is covered in Chapter 6, Administering OpenStack Storage.

The cloudadmin account group is the equivalent of the root user on a Unix/Linux host. It has access to all aspects of your Nova cloud environment and so the first account we need to create must have this credential.

Each user has a project—a tenancy in the cloud that has access to certain ...

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