Unable to authenticate image-registry storage backend using application credentials in RHOCP 4

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  • Unable to use Swift backend for image-registry when using application credentials.
  • Unable to use Cinder backend when using application credentials
  • The cluster-image-registry-operator is stuck in DEGRADED state when using application credentials in RHOCP on RHOSP.
  • How to configure image-registry to authenticate Swift using application credentials?
  • The image-registry pods fail with:

    Failed to provision volume with StorageClass "standard": unable to initialize cinder client for region: regionOne, err: cloud provider is not initialized: cannot initialize cloud provider using data from the secret: You must provide a password to authenticate


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) 4.7, 4.8
  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform (RHOSP) 16

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