I am trying to install openstack from the openstack installation guide and while creating a service project I am getting the following error:

asked 2018-01-05 14:05:44 -0600

xwolv1994 gravatar image

updated 2018-01-07 23:54:55 -0600

What could be the possible problem in the keystone installation process?

[root@controllerdemo01 ~]# openstack project create --domain default --description "Service Project" service 
Discovering versions from the identity service failed when creating the password plugin. Attempting to determine version from URL.
Unable to establish connection to HTTPConnectionPool(host='', port=35357): Max retries exceeded with url: /v3/auth/tokens (Caused by NewConnectionError('<requests.packages.urllib3.connection.HTTPConnection object at 0x2df6f50>: Failed to establish a new connection: [Errno 111] Connection refused',))
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answered 2018-01-07 23:57:51 -0600

The openstack client is unable to get in touch with the Keystone server:

Unable to establish connection to


[Errno 111] Connection refused

The most likely reason is that Keystone is simply not running, or is not listening at this address and port. Check the logs to see if it has crashed, and why.

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which logs? /var/log/keystone/keystone-wsgi-public.log Authorization failed. The request you have made requires authentication. from Unauthorized: The request you have made requires authentication. password is ok. What can be wrong then?

Mindaugas M. gravatar imageMindaugas M. ( 2019-06-08 20:47:33 -0600 )edit

I meant the logs of whatever facility starts Keystone on that cloud. It could be systemd, but there are many other methods to manage OpenStack services.

By the way, unlike the original question, your error message doesn’t indicate lack of connectivity. You seem to have a different problem.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2019-06-09 01:06:49 -0600 )edit

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