OpenStackClient (aka OSC) is a command-line client for OpenStack that brings the command set for Compute, Identity, Image, Network, Object Store and Block Storage APIs together in a single shell with a uniform command structure.
The primary goal is to provide a unified shell command structure and a common language to describe operations in OpenStack.
OpenStack Client can be installed from PyPI using pip:
pip install python-openstackclient
There are a few variants on getting help. A list of global options and supported commands is shown with
There is also a
help command that can be used to get help text for a specific command:
openstack help openstack help server create
If you want to make changes to the OpenStackClient for testing and contribution, make any changes and then run:
python setup.py develop
pip install -e .
The CLI is configured via environment variables and command-line options as listed in https://docs.openstack.org/python-openstackclient/latest/cli/authentication.html.
Authentication using username/password is most commonly used:
export OS_AUTH_URL=<url-to-openstack-identity> export OS_IDENTITY_API_VERSION=3 export OS_PROJECT_NAME=<project-name> export OS_PROJECT_DOMAIN_NAME=<project-domain-name> export OS_USERNAME=<username> export OS_USER_DOMAIN_NAME=<user-domain-name> export OS_PASSWORD=<password> # (optional)
The corresponding command-line options look very similar:
--os-auth-url <url> --os-identity-api-version 3 --os-project-name <project-name> --os-project-domain-name <project-domain-name> --os-username <username> --os-user-domain-name <user-domain-name> [--os-password <password>]
If a password is not provided above (in plaintext), you will be interactively prompted to provide one securely.