[openstack-dev] [Neutron][API Doc] Easy way to generate JSON output for doc?

Morgan Fainberg m at metacloud.com
Thu Aug 1 06:43:26 UTC 2013


Depending on what version of keystone you are utilizing there are a couple
options to use the UUID token format (instead of PKI).

Very recent (current master) of keystone uses a pluggable provider system.
To set the provider to uuid, in the [token] section set the option:

In older versions I believe the option (still in the [token] section) is:


I hope this info helps you out some.

Morgan Fainberg

Sent from my iPhone (please excuse the brevity)

 31/07/2013, Paul Michali :

> Yeah I was playing with that, however I'm having an issue with
> authentication…
> If I do a request to keystone to get the auth ID, I get a huge key, which
> I have to try to paste into a subsequent request to neutron.
> Is there a way to force this to use the old style (small) auth ID, no
> auth, or username/password for auth on the requests?
> I've been playing with using the CLI and --verbose, and then trying to
> extract the RESP:… output and run through JSON. A bit jacky, but it sorta
> works.
>  PCM (Paul Michali)
> Contact info for Cisco users http://twiki.cisco.com/Main/pcm
> On Jul 31, 2013, at 7:00 PM, "Mellquist, Peter" <peter.mellquist at hp.com>
> wrote:
>  Paul,****
> There are a few ways of doing this but I have used curl then pipe the
> results through a python JSON pretty print tool. This formats the JSON for
> easily dropping into API docs.****
> curl ( some Openstack request with JSON output )    | python –mjson.tool**
> **
> Hope this helps,****
> Peter.****
> *From:* Paul Michali [mailto:pcm at cisco.com]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 31, 2013 3:41 PM
> *To:* OpenStack Development Mailing List
> *Subject:* [openstack-dev] [Neutron][API Doc] Easy way to generate JSON
> output for doc?****
> ** **
> Hi!****
> ** **
> I'm writing API doc pages for VPNaaS and was wondering if there are any
> tools/scripts to make it easy to generate the needed JSON result output for
> various operations?****
> ** **
> It looks like I can do the neutron command with --verbose to get
> unformatted JSON output. Should I do that and then reformat the output (or
> is there way to do that easier)?****
> ** **
> I did try to use json.loads() on the RESP: output, but it threw an
> ValueError "Expecting property name: line 1 column 1 (char 1)"****
> ** **
> Ideas?****
> ** **
> PCM (Paul Mi
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