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From Chip Childers <>
Subject Re: Help accessing provider API url, or perhaps knowing how to set it in a unit test
Date Sat, 09 Feb 2013 17:54:20 GMT
On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 7:53 PM, David Lutterkort <> wrote:
> Hi Chip,
> fun ! The fact that you don't have a provider at the point where you
> print it, isn't an issue; what you pass into Deltacloud::new (defined on
> line 127 in lib/deltacloud/api.rb) is an options hash, which contains
> user/password for credentials, but also the provider.
> The provider does not wind up in the credentials, but in
> Thread.current[:provider], which you should access within your driver by
> calling api_provider (lib/deltacloud/drivers/base_driver.rb:278)

OK - makes sense now. Thanks.

> It seems this needs slightly better docs :(

Perhaps I can help with that, once I get some traction with this
driver.  A new person coming into a project is often the best person
to tell you where the docs need help. ;-)

> Also, to keep credentials and the like out of the code that will get
> checked in, you should create a file ${HOME}/.deltacloud/config and put
> the following in it (it's a YAML file):
>         cloudstack:
>           user: USERNAME
>           password: PASSWORD
>           provider: SOME_URL
>         mock:
>           user: mockuser
>           password: mockpassword
>           provider: compute
> (you can put more credentials in there for ec2 etc.)
> In your test, load the credentials for your driver with
> Deltacloud::Test::config.credentials("cloudstack")
> (tests/test_helper.rb:81) - actually, I see it doesn't pull out the
> provider from the config file; it would actually be a good idea to add a
> method driver to Deltacloud::Test::Config:
>         def driver(name)
>           params = @hash[name.to_s]
>           raise "No config for driver #{name}" unless params
>           Deltacloud::new(name, params)
>         end
> so that you can just say 'driver =
> Deltacloud::Test::config.driver(:cloudstack)' in your tests and get a
> driver that is setup according to your ~/.deltacloud/config.

Perfect...  I thought there might be something like that for credentials.

Onward to getting an instance list to return!


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