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Quickstart - Step 3: Create or import a key pair

asked 2014-11-30 12:30:16 -0500

Stuart gravatar image

updated 2014-11-30 12:31:34 -0500

I am following thorough the RDO quick start on top of CentOS 7 and I've now moved on to "Step 3: Create or import a key pair" which is linked at the bottom of the RDO quick start guide.

Sorry, I can't post the link as I need 10 points but it looks like this: https ://openstack . redhat .com/Quickstart

I am confused by step 3: I am not sure If I am required to: Create a Key pair - or - Import a Keypair

Could someone please give me an idea of what to do.

The full text of the instructions is this below:

Step 3: Create or import a key pair. "In the left-side navigation menu, click "Access & Security" under the heading "Compute." In the main portion of the screen, click the tab labeled "Keypairs," and choose either to "Create Keypair" or "Import Keypair." The "Create Keypair" dialog will prompt you to supply a keypair name before downloading a private key to your client.

The "Import Keypair" option will prompt you to provide a name and a public key to use with an existing private key on your client. For name, choose something to identify that key (like your username, for example) and for key, use the contents of your public key file, usually in ~/.ssh/ or ~/.ssh/ on the machine from which you will be ssh-ing in."

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answered 2014-11-30 14:00:41 -0500

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You can create ssh keypair via CLI ( for instance for demo account ) :-

    # source keystonerc_demo
    [root@juno1 ~(keystone_demo)]#  nova keypair-add oskey1 > oskey1.priv
    [root@juno1 ~(keystone_demo)]#  chmod 600 oskey1.priv

When launching new VM via dashboard ssh keypair will be available via drop-down menu instance launching dialog

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Thank you dbaxps That is much less confusing. I understand what this step is now.

Stuart gravatar imageStuart ( 2014-12-01 06:41:51 -0500 )edit

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