openstack CLI: The plugin password could not be found

asked 2018-03-29 11:29:53 -0600

osfoobar gravatar image

Hello there,

Recently I have installed and configured the Openstack CLI on one of the machine outside of the OS platform. OS CLI works fine with "root" user however it fails for "non-root" users with below message.

$ openstack server list
*The plugin password could not be found'*

With debug mode, see below message related to keystone

Deferring keystone exception: The plugin password could not be found

Appreciate if you someone can help here.

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answered 2018-04-06 09:12:08 -0600

edmondsw gravatar image

This sounds like a file permissions issue to me. Check the file permissions for keystoneclient and make sure non-root users have read access.

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I was able to fix this few days back but not sure why my own answer is not shown here. This was indeed a issue with permissions on some of the python modules directories.

osfoobar gravatar imageosfoobar ( 2018-04-13 14:56:19 -0600 )edit

answered 2018-04-13 00:05:57 -0600

Deepa gravatar image

Please go through this link

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answered 2018-04-12 09:12:54 -0600


Use openstack host list command instead of server list.

Before running the command. You should source keystone login informations.

source keystonerc_admin

cat keystonerc_admin

export OS_USERNAME=admin export OS_TENANT_NAME=admin export OS_PASSWORD=keystone export OS_AUTH_URL= export PS1='[\u@\h \W(keystone_admin)]\$ '


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