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The OpenStack RC file is bad link, where to download it?

asked 2017-06-28 01:37:05 -0500

liaodalin19903 gravatar image

In the user guides: (

The (Download the OpenStack RC file.) link is bad, I have report the bug to OS site.

I can not download it, and I don't know the file's function, does the RC means remote control?

And where to download it for replace it here?

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answered 2017-06-28 05:49:10 -0500

updated 2017-06-28 05:52:53 -0500

See the command-line guide.

You can also click on the cute little bug icon to submit a bug about that broken link.

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It's obscure what RC stands for. You may get some enlightenment from this stackoverflow discussion. In the context of OpenStack, the RC file contains your credentials; in other words it defines your identity and provides your password required to access an OpenStack cloud.

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answered 2017-06-28 04:39:41 -0500

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The RC file's function is to set the environment variables for a user operating on a certain tenant. Otherwise, the user and tenant parameters will need to be entered whenever using the python clients.

The RC contains a number of bash commands (for openstack purposes it will contain commands to export env variables) to be run by the system whenever the file is invoked.

you can download the rc file for a certain user of a certain tenant from the dashboard by following the below instructions: (

or you can create it manually following the below instructions: (

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