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

Sean Dague sean at dague.net
Wed Sep 27 09:55:31 UTC 2017

On 09/27/2017 05:15 AM, Marcus Furlong wrote:
> 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.

But you also triggered a rebuild in the process? Or you tweaked the keys
and did a reboot? This use case came up in the room, but then we started
trying to figure out if the folks that mostly had it would also need it
on reboot.


Sean Dague

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