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How can I manually pass a token to Nova command line?

asked 2013-05-14 16:58:29 -0500

Nelson gravatar image

updated 2013-05-15 08:33:47 -0500

Hi,

I'd like to know if it is possible to reuse a token directly in the Nova command line, like in Glance or Keystone:

keystone --token ... --endpoint ... user-list
glance --os_auth_token ... --host ... index

It would be something like:

nova --token ... --endpoint ... [action]

Is it necessary to use cURL or something similar? I could not find anything like this in the command line help and documentation.

$ nova --help
usage: nova [--debug] [--os_username OS_USERNAME] [--os_password OS_PASSWORD]
            [--os_tenant_name OS_TENANT_NAME] [--os_auth_url OS_AUTH_URL]
            [--os_region_name OS_REGION_NAME] [--service_type SERVICE_TYPE]
            [--service_name SERVICE_NAME] [--endpoint_type ENDPOINT_TYPE]
            [--version VERSION] [--username USERNAME]
            [--region_name REGION_NAME] [--apikey APIKEY]
            [--projectid PROJECTID] [--url URL]

Command-line interface to the OpenStack Nova API.

Optional arguments:
  --debug               Print debugging output
  --os_username OS_USERNAME
                        Defaults to env[OS_USERNAME].
  --os_password OS_PASSWORD
                        Defaults to env[OS_PASSWORD].
  --os_tenant_name OS_TENANT_NAME
                        Defaults to env[OS_TENANT_NAME].
  --os_auth_url OS_AUTH_URL
                        Defaults to env[OS_AUTH_URL].
  --os_region_name OS_REGION_NAME
                        Defaults to env[OS_REGION_NAME].
  --service_type SERVICE_TYPE
                        Defaults to compute for most actions
  --service_name SERVICE_NAME
                        Defaults to env[NOVA_SERVICE_NAME]
  --endpoint_type ENDPOINT_TYPE
                        Defaults to env[NOVA_ENDPOINT_TYPE] or publicURL.
  --version VERSION     Accepts 1.1, defaults to env[NOVA_VERSION].
  --username USERNAME   Deprecated
  --region_name REGION_NAME
                        Deprecated
  --apikey APIKEY, --password APIKEY
                        Deprecated
  --projectid PROJECTID, --tenant_name PROJECTID
                        Deprecated
  --url URL, --auth_url URL
                        Deprecated

See "nova help COMMAND" for help on a specific command.

Thanks in advance,

Nelson

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answered 2013-05-15 02:32:12 -0500

You can send requests passing X-Auth-Token using curl. Also if you want to see what is happening in background when you run nova command use debug parameter. E.g:

nova --debug usage-list
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Thanks Alen! I'm aware that you can send the token using curl, but I'd prefer to use some command line API (such as nova-client) rather than manually creating the URLs, because in this case I would also have to generate the rest of the URL (which is what nova-client already does, right?).

Nelson gravatar imageNelson ( 2013-05-15 08:27:50 -0500 )edit

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