OpenStack Identity Service underpins all of the OpenStack services. With OpenStack Image Service configured to also use OpenStack Identity Service, the OpenStack Compute environment can now be used.
To begin with, log in to an Ubuntu client and ensure that euca2ools and Nova Client are available. If they aren't, they can be installed as follows:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y euca2ools python-novaclient
To use OpenStack Identity Service as the authentication mechanism in our OpenStack environment, we need to set our environment variables accordingly. This is achieved as follows, for our demo user: