OpenStack API python script example

Recently I was given a number of API test cases for OpenStack to manually execute via curl. It was quite tedious figuring out the nuances of the OpenStack API using curl; manually constructing HTTP headers and substituting JSON values into a curl command got old real fast. I decided to run all the test cases through python, this was the first bit I had to finish, authentication!

OpenStack API call requesting a token. Tokens are valid for authentication for 24 hours:


import argparse
import getopt
import json
import sys
import urllib2

def getToken(url, osuser, ostenant, ospassword):

    Returns a token to the user given a tenant,
    user name, password, and OpenStack API URL.

    url = url + '/tokens'
    tokenRequest = urllib2.Request(url)
    tokenRequest.add_header("Content-type", "application/json")
    jsonPayload = json.dumps({'auth' : {'tenantName' : ostenant, 'passwordCredentials' : {'username' : osuser, 'password' : ospassword}}})
    request = urllib2.urlopen(tokenRequest, jsonPayload)
    json_data = json.loads(
    return json.dumps(json_data)

# Build our required arguments list
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser()
mandatory = parser.add_argument_group("mandatory")
mandatory.add_argument("-l", "--login", help="The administrative user for your OpenStack installation", type=str)
mandatory.add_argument("-p", "--password", help="The administrative user's password", type=str)
mandatory.add_argument("-t", "--tenant", help="The administrative user's tenant / project", type=str)
mandatory.add_argument("-u", "--url", help="The Keystone API endpoint from running, 'nova endpoints'", type=str)
args = parser.parse_args()

# Validate arugments were given
if type(args.url) != type(str()):
    sys.stderr.write('Invalid URL: %s\n' % args.url)
if type(args.tenant) != type(str()):
    sys.stderr.write('Invalid tenant: %s\n' % args.tenant)
if type(args.password) != type(str()):
    sys.stderr.write('Invalid password: %s\n' % args.password)
if type(args.login) != type(str()):
    sys.stderr.write('Invalid login: %s\n' % args.login)
# Since we return a raw JSON payload from getToken,
# we need to load it into a readable object.
adminToken = json.loads(getToken(args.url, args.login, args.tenant, args.password))

# Access the token portion of the JSON payload and grab the token and tenant ID
adminTokenID = adminToken['access']['token']['id']
adminTokenTenantID = adminToken['access']['token']['tenant']['id']

for item in adminToken['access']['serviceCatalog']:
    The "name" of each OpenStack service catalog item from
    the item list changed between versions.  Things like
    "glance" became "volume" and "keystone" became "identity".  
    You will need to update this based on your installation.

    if item['name'] == "nova":
        adminNovaURL = item['endpoints'][0]['adminURL']
    if item['name'] == "glance":
        adminGlanceURL = item['endpoints'][0]['adminURL']
    if item['name'] == "nova-volume":
        adminVolumeURL = item['endpoints'][0]['adminURL']
    if item['name'] == "ec2":
        adminEc2URL = item['endpoints'][0]['adminURL']
    if item['name'] == "swift":
        adminSwiftURL = item['endpoints'][0]['adminURL']
    if item['name'] == "keystone":
        adminAuthURL = item['endpoints'][0]['adminURL']

print "------ Admin information ------"
print "Token ID = ", adminTokenID
print "Tenant ID = ", adminTokenTenantID
print "Nova URL = ", adminNovaURL
print "Glance URL = ", adminGlanceURL
print "Volume URL = ", adminVolumeURL
print "EC2 URL = ", adminEc2URL
print "Swift URL = ", adminSwiftURL
print "Keystone URL = ", adminAuthURL
print "------ End Admin info ---------"

When passed the appropriate parameters, this script will print your environment information in a nice readable format:

uesr@localhost:~$ ./ -l admin -t admin -p password -u http://localhost:35357/v2.0
------ Admin information ------
Token ID =  abc123def456ghi789jkl012mno345pq
Tenant ID =  qp543onm210lkj987ihg654fed321cba
Nova URL =  http://localhost:8774/v2/qp543onm210lkj987ihg654fed321cba
Glance URL =  http://localhost:9292/v1
Volume URL =  http://localhost:8776/v1/qp543onm210lkj987ihg654fed321cba
EC2 URL =  http://localhost:8773/services/Admin
Swift URL =  https://localhost:8080/v1/
Keystone URL =  http://localhost:35357/v2.0
------ End Admin info ---------

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