CIS13: OpenStack API Security
by CloudIDSummit on Aug 21, 2013
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Henry Nash, OpenStack Lead, CSI, IBM ...
Henry Nash, OpenStack Lead, CSI, IBM
The OpenStack project provides an open source Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. Its mission: to produce the ubiquitous Open Source Cloud Computing platform that will meet the needs of public and private clouds regardless of size, by being simple to implement and massively scalable. To this end, OpenStack is composed of a wide variety of sub-projects focused specifically on compute resources, network infrastructure, object and block storage, metering and orchestration - all of which are exposed via APIs.
This talk will introduce Keystone, the token-based identity component of OpenStack. It will cover the security needs and challenges around authentication and authorization for protecting the diverse needs of OpenStack projects, as well as ideas for solving these problems in the future.
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