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Swift and Keystone not playing well together [closed]

asked 2013-09-24 09:02:59 -0500

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updated 2013-09-27 18:02:50 -0500

smaffulli gravatar image

I have been reading other posts, and feel good that I am not the only person having issues. Also glad to have plenty of suggestions to try. Sad that none have worked so far.

I am in a testbed environment to date, and this is my last piece before buttoning up. We have the following environment working:

  • Server 1 - Controller with Keystone, Quantum (OVS), Glance, nova (non-compute) services, Cinder, and Horizon
    • IP Address -
  • Servers 2,3 - nova compute, Quantum (OVS) client services
    • IP Address -,225
  • Server 4 - Standalone Cinder Node
    • IP Address -
  • Server 5 - Swift Node - including swift-proxy, account, container, and object servers
    • IP Address -

When we run the following command, we wait a VERY long time, and nothing happens after I get a reponse from keystone listing all services and their endpoints:

 swift --debug -v -V 2 -A -U services:swift -K swift_pass stat

I tried this with a slight variation:

 swift --debug -v -V 2 -A -U services:swift -K swift_pass -q stat

and get the same result. Now, since I was not sure of these results, but now I definitely I am corresponding with keystone, I figured I would try some other stuff (based on my readings on this board)

SO, I decided to try the curl commands directly, and use the following:

root@amrwobl217:/etc/swift# curl -k -v -H 'X-Storage-User: services:swift' -H 'X-Storage-Pass: swift_pass'
* About to connect() to port 5000 (#0)
*   Trying connected
> GET /v2.0 HTTP/1.1
> User-Agent: curl/7.22.0 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.22.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/ libidn/1.23 librtmp/2.3
> Host:
> Accept: */*
> X-Storage-User: services:swift
> X-Storage-Pass: swift_pass
< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Vary: X-Auth-Token
< Content-Type: application/json
< Content-Length: 612
< Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:17:24 GMT
* Connection #0 to host left intact
* Closing connection #0
{"version": {"status": "stable", "updated": "2013-03-06T00:00:00Z", "media-types": [{"base": "application/json", "type": "application/vnd.openstack.identity-v2.0+json"}, {"base": "application/xml", "type": "application/vnd.openstack.identity-v2.0+xml"}], "id": "v2.0", "links": [{"href": "http://localhost:5000/v2.0/", "rel": "self"}, {"href": "", "type": "text/html", "rel": "describedby"}, {"href": "", "type": "application/pdf", "rel": "describedby"}]}}

As you can see, I make the connection fine, but...the token and URLs are not coming back properly. Looking through logs, I see nothing that sparks any interest. When I set keystone to debug level, I simply get the call from swift. I have pasted that here:

Any help would be appreciated, thanks to all who have ... (more)

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by koolhead17
close date 2013-11-19 19:49:01.059849


thaks for all the details. It's not clear to me what the error really is: can you be more specific? I've read your post but can't understand exactly what the problem is? Just a slowness issue? How "slow" are we talking about?

smaffulli gravatar imagesmaffulli ( 2013-09-27 18:04:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-11-14 07:47:51 -0500

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Due to other issues, I have rebuilt everything and started from scratch. Once everything was rebuilt, I noticed that Swift has been working. Haven't got a clue why, have been comparing notes and answers and it appears that the only difference is that when I built the service the first time, the Region was set AFTER the original build. This time, I remembered to put it in the first time.

If someone who can close this, would please close this, I would appreciate it, as for whatever reason, things are working for now....

Thanks, all

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answered 2013-09-29 11:29:52 -0500

rahmu gravatar image

updated 2013-09-29 14:55:11 -0500

Thank you for including all these details. It's a good reflex to have.

The curl command

You're sending a v1 formatted query to Keystone. That's not going to work. The Keystone API is different. You need to POST a JSON to the endpoint and it will return a JSON you'll need to parse to extract the token.

In your case, here's the request you want to try:

$  curl -s -d '{"auth": {"tenantName": "services", "passwordCredentials": {"username": "swift", "password": "swift_pass"}}}' -H 'Content-type: application/json'

If you want to retrieve the token in a variable easily, you can use the Python json module to parse the response body and retrieve the token using this trick:

$  token=$(curl -s -d '{"auth": {"tenantName": "services", "passwordCredentials": {"username": "swift", "password": "swift_pass"}}}' -H 'Content-type: application/json' | python -c 'import json,sys;print json.load(sys.stdin)["access"]["token"]["id"]')

Swift client

Can you try these command line options?

  • --os-auth-url: the address of Keystone + v2.0. In your case:
  • --os-username: the username, in your case swift.
  • --os-password: the password, in your case swift_pass.
  • --os-tenant-name: the name of the tenant, in your case services.

So your command becomes:

$ swift --debug --os-auth-url= --os-username=swift --os-password=swift_pass --os-tenant-name=services stat

Env variables

These options can be a pain to repeat for each subsequent command you run. You can solve this issue by holding these values in environment variables. Write the following file:

$ cat swiftrc
export OS_AUTH_URL=
export OS_USERNAME=swift
export OS_PASSWORD=swift_pass
export OS_TENANT_NAME=services

Then running any command becomes easy:

$ . swiftrc     # you can replace `.` by `source`
$ swift stat
$ swift list
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I rebuilt my node, duplicating everything. When completed, I went through all of the above, and now I get an error "Endpoint for object-store not found: Have you specified a region?" Regions all seem to be in place? Any ideas?

OldParrothead gravatar imageOldParrothead ( 2013-10-01 09:53:21 -0500 )edit

Doing dbl node now, as single node not working. With stat, I get nothing. Proxy config is here User info is here command results from above

OldParrothead gravatar imageOldParrothead ( 2013-10-01 16:28:33 -0500 )edit

I'm able to setup the keystone and swift on ubuntu. Do let me know if you need any help. -Dheerendra

dheeru gravatar imagedheeru ( 2013-10-24 02:36:00 -0500 )edit

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