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Re: Keystone Release #1 - seeking community input



Unsure if this is interesting also to consider under the keystone project:


This is more for social web, but might be interesting for user authentication.


On 5/26/11 9:04 AM, Ziad Sawalha wrote:
Hi Everyone!

It's been a while since the summit in Santa Clara. It was great meeting with everyone who was there – looking forward to the next one!

Since the summit, we've been working on Keystone and figuring out how to integrate it into OpenStack (Nova, Swift, Glance, and the dashboard). There has been much activity on the project. The code, design, and API has been changing daily. Anyone interested, please join us.

Milestone 1 for Diablo is right around the corner already! The goal remains to create a common auth system supporting existing use cases. There are a couple of proposals we'd like community input on before we get too far into the implementation:

   1. API spec
   2. Scope of first release

*API Spec*
We've published an API spec doc which we've been altering as requests come in for changes. The spec includes proposals for a core API that covers:

    * tokens: for authentication
    * tenants: for isolating and grouping resources to support
    * users: because we have to!
    * roles: to support the Nova roles (see
      http://nova.openstack.org/runnova/managing.users.html for roles
      and users)
    * credentials: to address the EC2, Rackspace auth,
      multiple-credentials question

The draft spec is on github and includes both the core APIs and additional extensions needed to make Keystone function as a stand-alone system. We'd like to lock it down as soon as is feasible. R1 is too close (June 2nd) so we probably won't be done by then, but aiming for Friday June 10th gives us a good couple of weeks to get there and then a couple of weeks to firm up implementation and tests, so we should be able to hit R2 with a locked down API.

*Scope of R1*
For the first Diablo milestone, we're aiming to support the user stories listed in http://wiki.openstack.org/KeystoneR1


We're moving the source to the Rackspace repo (mainly because we can add multiple admins). Please start using the new repo. I will keep both in sync for a while.


I was able to change my config with those commands:

    git remote rm origin
    git remote add origin -m master -t master

As you open new issues, please use the Rackspace repo.

If you're interested in joining the team and working on Keystone, we'd love the input and help. Just let me know. And, of course, anyone is welcome to submit code, blueprints, issues, etc…

Looking forward to hearing from ya'll.


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