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Opening Up OpenStack’s Identity Service

Chadwick, David W., Sette, Ioram S., Sui, Kristy, W (2015) Opening Up OpenStack’s Identity Service. In: Terena Networking Conference 2015, 14-18 June, 2015, Porto, Portugal. (Unpublished) (KAR id:52931)


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.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Projects: CLASSe
Uncontrolled keywords: OpenStack, Virtual Organisations, Federated Identity Management, ABFAB
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.76 Computer software
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: David Chadwick
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 20:48 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:31 UTC
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