# how to get an openstack token and validate it?

I followed this guide: http://keystone.openstack.org/api_curl_examples.html (http://keystone.openstack.org/api_cur...)

and it seemed that I got a valid token by ran:

and it returned:

{ "access": { "token": { "expires": "2012-05-21T14:35:17Z", "id": "468da447bd1c4821bbc5def0498fd441" }, "serviceCatalog": {}, "user": { "username": "can", "roles_links": [], "id": "bb6d3a09ad0c4924bf20c1a32ccb5781", "roles": [], "name": "can" } } }

but when I came to the next few sections to validate this token, I encountered this magic number: X-Auth-Token:999888777666. At first I thought it's the token I got but I was wrong.

I think I may have missed something, so I read related sections in openstack documents( http://keystone.openstack.org/configuration.html (http://keystone.openstack.org/configu...) and http://docs.openstack.org/api/openstack-compute/programmer/content/ (http://docs.openstack.org/api/opensta...) ), but still no idea how the number comes from.

could anyone explain to me

1)what's the meaning of that magic number 2)how to get the right value of it so I can get a working token to manage other parts of openstack

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That number is an example, and is meant to be replaced by the token you retrieved when posting appropriate credentials to Keystone. In your example, where the value "999888777666" is used, replace it with the token you retrieved: "468da447bd1c4821bbc5def0498fd441"

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I said it's not the token. I tried this way:

curl -H "X-Auth-Token: 468da447bd1c4821bbc5def0498fd441" http://url:35357/v2.0/tokens/468da447bd1c4821bbc5def0498fd441 (http://url:35357/v2.0/tokens/468da447...)

and got a 401 not authorized

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I tried this way : curl -H "X-Auth-Token: $TOKEN_ID" http://url:35357/v2.0/tokens/$TOKEN_ID , and all worked well.

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