The client does not automatically authenticate against the API when it is instantiated - it waits for an API call. When this happens, it checks whether the current “token” has expired, and (re-)authenticates if necessary.

You can force authentication, by calling:


If the credentials are incorrect, a 401 error will be returned. If credentials are correct, a 200 status is returned with your Service Catalog.

Service Catalog

The Service Catalog is returned on successful authentication, and is composed of all the different API services available to the current tenant. All of this functionality is encapsulated in the Catalog object, which allows you greater control and interactivity.

/** @var OpenCloud\Common\Service\Catalog */
$catalog = $client->getCatalog();

// Return a list of OpenCloud\Common\Service\CatalogItem objects
foreach ($catalog->getItems() as $catalogItem) {

    $name = $catalogItem->getName();
    $type = $catalogItem->getType();

    if ($name == 'cloudServersOpenStack' && $type == 'compute') {

    // Array of OpenCloud\Common\Service\Endpoint objects
    $endpoints = $catalogItem->getEndpoints();
    foreach ($endpoints as $endpoint) {
        if ($endpoint->getRegion() == 'DFW') {
            echo $endpoint->getPublicUrl();

As you can see, you have access to each Service’s name, type and list of endpoints. Each endpoint provides access to the specific region, along with its public and private endpoint URLs.