[openstack-dev] [nova] reset key pair during rebuilding

Marcus Furlong furlongm at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 09:15:56 UTC 2017

On 27 September 2017 at 09:23, Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:
> Operationally, why would I want to inject a new keypair? The scenario I can
> think of is that there's data in that instance that I want, and I've lost
> the keypair somehow. Unless that data is on an ephemeral, its gone if we do
> a rebuild.

This is quite a common scenario - staff member who started the
instance leaves, and you want to access data on the instance, or
maintain/debug the service running on the instance.

Hitherto, I have used direct db calls to update the key, so it would
be nice if there was an API call to do so.

Marcus Furlong

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