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2012-05-21 00:04:26 -0600 answered a question how to get an openstack token and validate it?

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

2012-05-20 15:27:25 -0600 asked a question 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:

curl -d '{"auth":{"passwordCredentials":{"username": "can", "password": "mypassword"}}}' -H "Content-type: application/json" http://url:35357/v2.0/tokens

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