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"Expecting authentication method" error when doing a `keystone role-list`

asked 2013-04-05 00:02:26 -0500

Anil Kumar gravatar image

updated 2013-04-21 21:05:17 -0500

smaffulli gravatar image

Here is a problem that when i run "sudo keystone role-list" command it shows

Expecting authentication method via either a service token, --token or env[SERVICETOKEN], or credentials, --osusername or env[OS_USERNAME].

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answered 2013-04-17 10:42:47 -0500

hoshi gravatar image

You need OS_USERNAME in your novarc if you don't want passing it via args.

          --os-username <auth-user-name>
                                Defaults to env[OS_USERNAME]
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answered 2015-12-17 12:20:13 -0500

Gourav Singla gravatar image

Either append username in the command or set the username as an environmental variable

To append in command: sudo keystone --os-username admin role-list

To set username as environmental variable export OS_USERNAME=admin

Note: here 'admin' is a username for example

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answered 2013-04-17 10:28:16 -0500

henrik16 gravatar image

Maybe you forgot to : source novarc

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answered 2013-04-05 01:46:47 -0500

you are not authenticated, do you have a active token? Control you novarc file or execute it

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answered 2013-05-02 12:12:25 -0500

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Hi all

if anyone tell me the command novarc file open. i'm unable to open that

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use vim or nano: vi novarc or nano novarc

henrik16 gravatar imagehenrik16 ( 2013-05-03 03:12:30 -0500 )edit

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