Opening Up OpenStack’s Identity Service

OpenStack is a relatively new open source cloud computing project. It has rapidly become very popular since its first release on 21st October 2010. It has thousands of members, comprising technologists, developers, researchers, and cloud computing experts from 87 countries and more than 140 organisations.

Despite is openness until the University of Kent started to work with OpenStack, its Keystone identity service had no federated identity management capabilities, and all user accounts and passwords had to be stored in Keystone, usually in a backend LDAP directory.

This talk will describe the way that protocol independent federated access has been integrated into the core release of Keystone.


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