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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By : Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch
Book Image

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By: Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Third Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Using OpenStack Dashboard for key management

The Secure Shell (SSH) key pairs allow users to connect to Linux instances without requiring to input passwords and is the default access mechanism for almost all Linux images that you will use for OpenStack. Users can manage their own key pairs through the OpenStack Dashboard. Usually, this is the first task a new user has to do when given access to our OpenStack environment.

Getting ready

Load a web browser, point it to our OpenStack Dashboard address at, and log in as a user, such as the demo user created in the Adding users to Keystone recipe of Chapter 1, Keystone – OpenStack Identity Service, with the password openstack.

How to do it...

Management of the logged-in user's key pairs is achieved with the steps discussed in the following sections.

Adding key pairs

Key pairs can be added by performing the following steps:

  1. A new key pair can be added to our system by clicking on the Access & Security tab under the Project...