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in the maas portal :ht tp://,i can see 6 nodes,and the status are all:ready.

and my environments.yaml file is :


    type: maas
    maas-server: ht    tp://
    maas-oauth: "the key i get from the portal"
    admin-secret: super-secret-made-up-admin-key
    default-series: precise 

and the error is below:

root@ubuntu:~# juju bootstrap
2013-09-11 15:55:31,557 INFO Bootstrapping environment 'maas' (origin: distro type: maas)...
2013-09-11 15:55:32,222 ERROR Failed to launch machine /MAAS/api/1.0/nodes/node-e097fab8-1a11-11e3-a94b-0800270f346d/; attempting to release.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/juju/providers/maas/", line 48, in start_machine
    instance_uri, cloud_init.render())
ProviderInteractionError: Unexpected Error interacting with provider: 403 FORBIDDEN
Unexpected Error interacting with provider: 403 FORBIDDEN
2013-09-11 15:55:32,404 ERROR Unexpected Error interacting with provider: 403 FORBIDDEN
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I had the same problem, had better luck by using juju from the PPA instead of the default precise apt repository.

Install add-apt-repository tool:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

Add Juju PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:juju/stable

Install Juju core:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install juju-core
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There is a fix in precise-proposed, enable this in your /etc/apt/sources.list:

And then:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

and then restart MAAS with

sudo /etc/init.d/maas restart

this will solve your issue.

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Could you provide references to this fix? Also, I know how to enable precise-proposed, but the asker may not. Could you be more verbose? – Braiam Sep 11 '13 at 12:57

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