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  4. Sharing an Image
  5. Adding an Image Member

Adding an Image Member


A private image can be shared with other tenants. When sharing an image, you need add a project ID of the tenant with whom you are going to share the image.

  • Currently, images can be shared only within the same region.
  • The token obtained from IAM is valid for only 24 hours. If you want to use a token for authentication, you can cache it to avoid frequently calling the IAM API.

Involved APIs

If you use a token for authentication, you must obtain the token and add X-Auth-Token to the request header of the IMS API when making an API call.

  • IAM API used to obtain the token

    URI format: POST https://IAM endpoint/v3/auth/tokens

  • IMS API used to add an image member (Native OpenStack API)

    URI format: POST /v2/images/{image_id}/members


  1. Obtain the token by referring to Token Authentication.
  2. Send POST https://IMS endpoint/v2/images/{image_id}/members.
  3. Add X-Auth-Token to the request header.
  4. Specify the following parameters in the request body:
        "member":"edc89b490d7d4392898e19b2deb34797"//Member ID (that is, project ID of the image recipient)
  5. View the response parameters.
        "status": "pending", //Image is being shared
        "created_at": "2016-09-01T02:05:14Z",//Time when the image is shared
        "updated_at": "2016-09-01T02:05:14Z",//Time when the image is updated
        "image_id": "d164b5df-1bc3-4c3f-893e-3e471fd16e64",//Image ID
        "member_id": "edc89b490d7d4392898e19b2deb34797",//Member ID (that is, project ID of the image recipient)
        "schema": "/v2/schemas/member"//Image sharing schema
  6. Refer to Status Code for details about the returned values if an abnormal value is returned.