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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Keypair management in OpenStack Dashboard

Keypairs allow users to connect SSH to our Linux instances, so users must have keypairs. Users have to manage keypairs through OpenStack Dashboard for their own setup. 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 http://172.16.0.1/, and log in as the demo user with the password openstack.

How to do it...

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

Adding keypairs

Keypairs can be added by performing the following steps:

  1. A new keypair can be added to our system by using the Access & Security tab, so click on it: ...

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