Invalid OpenStack Nova Credentials

While playing around with my OpenStack Icehouse installation today, I went ahead and changed the password for the admin user via WebUI (Horizon). After, I logged into the CLI and tried to run some commands got an error saying Error: Invalid OpenStack Nova credentials

After some troubleshooting, I realized that when changing the password via the Horizon, the keystonerc_admin file doesn’t automatically get updated and you have to do it manually.

Below are the steps for changing the admin password in OpenStack Icehouse:

1. Change the admin password in Horizon

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On the CLI:

1. Verify that the ~/keystonerc_admin file is still showing your old password

2. Modify ~/keystonerc_admin and change OS_PASSWORD to the new password
3. Confirm that the OS_PASSWORD has been changed

4. Source ~/keystonerc_admin  again

5. Test any OpenStack specific command


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