You must have proper credentials to use client tools (such as
Euca2ools) to interact with the Eucalyptus cloud. After you have
signed up for an account and have received approval from the
administrator, you can log in to the Eucalyptus Administrator
Console as the admin user and obtain these credentials.
To get user credentials
- Log in to the Eucalyptus Administrator Console using your
username and password.
- Click your username at the top of the screen and then click
Download new credentials.
The download contains a zip-file with your
public/private key pair, a bash script, and several other
- Unzip your credentials zip file to a directory of your
choice. In the following example we download the credentials
zip file to ~/.euca, then change access permissions, as
chmod 0700 ~/.euca
chmod 0600 *
You're now ready to use the command-line interface (CLI), called