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Re: Entities in OpenStack Auth


On 3/1/11 6:11 PM, Eric Day wrote:

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For the OpenStack API, we need something a bit different from what we
have today. We currently have no way of passing in a project name,
so I propose we add an "entity" element to the path name (just like
Swift does). For example, instead of "/v1.0/servers/1", it would be
"/v1.0/entity/servers/1", where entity can represent an account (like
swift), project (like current nova), or even a user entity (deployments
where projects or accounts are not used). Our window for OpenStack
API changes is still open as it's still under heavy development,
and I think this path addition will provide more functionality and
a consistent structure across services (glance and burrow will be
using an account or "entity" in the path as well).
FYI: the multitenant blueprint, which I will be proposing for merge later today or early tomorrow, does just this to pass the project name in.


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