Authentication

Swift API requests that require authentication must contain an X-Storage-Token authentication token in the request header. The token may be retrieved from RADOS Gateway, or from another authenticator. To obtain a token from RADOS Gateway, you must create a user. For example:

sudo radosgw-admin user create --subuser="{username}:{subusername}" --uid="{username}"
--display-name="{Display Name}" --key-type=swift --secret="{password}" --access=full

For details on RADOS Gateway administration, see radosgw-admin.

Auth Get

To authenticate a user, make a request containing an X-Auth-User and a X-Auth-Key in the header.

Syntax

GET /auth HTTP/1.1
Host: swift.radosgwhost.com
X-Auth-User: johndoe
X-Auth-Key: R7UUOLFDI2ZI9PRCQ53K

Request Headers

X-Auth-User

Description:The key RADOS GW username to authenticate.
Type:String
Required:Yes

X-Auth-Key

Description:The key associated to a RADOS GW username.
Type:String
Required:Yes

Response Headers

The response from the server should include an X-Auth-Token value. The response may also contain a X-Storage-Url that provides the {api version}/{account} prefix that is specified in other requests throughout the API documentation.

X-Storage-Token

Description:The authorization token for the X-Auth-User specified in the request.
Type:String

X-Storage-Url

Description:The URL and {api version}/{account} path for the user.
Type:String

A typical response looks like this:

    HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
    Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:05:33 GMT
    Server: swift
    X-Storage-Url: https://swift.radosgwhost.com/v1/ACCT-12345
    X-Auth-Token: UOlCCC8TahFKlWuv9DB09TWHF0nDjpPElha0kAa
    Content-Length: 0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8