[openstack-dev] [Neutron][LBaaS] Vote required for certificate as first-class citizen - SSL Termination (Revised)

Stephen Gran stephen.gran at theguardian.com
Thu Dec 5 10:13:59 UTC 2013


Right, sorry, I see that wasn't clear - I blame lack of coffee :)

I would prefer the "Revised New Model".  I much prefer the ability to 
restore a loadbalancer from config in the event of node failure, and the 
ability to do basic sharing of certificates between VIPs.

I think that a longer term plan may involve putting the certificates in 
a smarter system if we decide we want to do things like evaluate trust 
models, but just storing them locally for now will do most of what I 
think people want to do with SSL termination.


On 05/12/13 09:57, Samuel Bercovici wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
> To make sure I understand, which model is fine "Basic/Simple" or "New".
> Thanks,
> 	-Sam.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Gran [mailto:stephen.gran at theguardian.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 8:22 AM
> To: openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org
> Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [Neutron][LBaaS] Vote required for certificate as first-class citizen - SSL Termination (Revised)
> Hi,
> I would be happy with this model.  Yes, longer term it might be nice to have an independent certificate store so that when you need to be able to validate ssl you can, but this is a good intermediate step.
> Cheers,
> On 02/12/13 09:16, Vijay Venkatachalam wrote:
>> LBaaS enthusiasts: Your vote on the revised model for SSL Termination?
>> Here is a comparison between the original and revised model for SSL Termination:
>> ***************
>> Original Basic Model that was proposed in summit
>> ***************
>> * Certificate parameters introduced as part of VIP resource.
>> * This model is for basic config and there will be a model introduced in future for detailed use case.
>> * Each certificate is created for one and only one VIP.
>> * Certificate params not stored in DB and sent directly to loadbalancer.
>> * In case of failures, there is no way to restart the operation from details stored in DB.
>> ***************
>> Revised New Model
>> ***************
>> * Certificate parameters will be part of an independent certificate resource. A first-class citizen handled by LBaaS plugin.
>> * It is a forwarding looking model and aligns with AWS for uploading server certificates.
>> * A certificate can be reused in many VIPs.
>> * Certificate params stored in DB.
>> * In case of failures, parameters stored in DB will be used to restore the system.
>> A more detailed comparison can be viewed in the following link
>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fFHbg3beRtmlyiryHiXlpWpRo1oWj8FqVe
>> ZISh07iGs/edit?usp=sharing

Stephen Gran
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