I work with several different OpenStack installations. I usually work on the command line, sourcing in an appropriate stackrc with credentials as necessary, but occasionally I want to use the dashboard for something.

For all of the deployments with which I work, the keystone endpoint is on the same host as the dashboard. So rather than trying to remember which dashboard url I want for the environment I’m currently using on the command line, I put together this shell script:

#!/bin/sh

url=${OS_AUTH_URL%:*}/
exec xdg-open $url

This takes the value of your OS_AUTH_URL environment variable, strips off everything after the port specification, and passes that to your default browser.



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