[openstack-dev] Project-Scoped Service Catalog Entries
gokrokvertskhov at mirantis.com
Mon Dec 16 21:17:06 UTC 2013
By they way, there is an initiative to create generic metadata repository
based on Glance project. As services endpoints are just URLs they also can
be stored in this Glance metadata repository and have all features related
to visibility and access control provides by this repository.
On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:21 PM, Tim Bell <Tim.Bell at cern.ch> wrote:
> There is also the use case where a new service is being introduced for
> everyone eventually but you wish to start with a few friends. In the event
> of problems, the effort to tidy up is much less. Documentation can be
> updated with the production environment.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Gabriel Hurley [mailto:Gabriel.Hurley at nebula.com]
> > Sent: 16 December 2013 20:58
> > To: OpenStack Development Mailing List (
> openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org)
> > Subject: [openstack-dev] Project-Scoped Service Catalog Entries
> > I've run into a use case that doesn't currently seem to have a great
> > Let's say my users want to use a "top-of-stack" OpenStack project such
> as Heat, Trove, etc. that I don't currently support in my
> > deployment. There's absolutely no reason these services can't live
> happily in a VM talking to Nova, etc. via the normal APIs. However, in
> > order to have a good experience (Horizon integration, seamless CLI
> integration) the service needs to be in the Service Catalog. One user
> > could have their service added to the catalog by an admin, but then
> everyone in the cloud would be using their VM. And if you have
> > multiple users all doing the same thing in their own projects, you've
> got collisions!
> > So, I submit to you all that there is value in having a way to scope
> Service Catalog entries to specific projects, and to allow users with
> > appropriate permissions on their project to add/remove those
> project-level service catalog entries.
> > This could be accomplished in a number of ways:
> > * Adding a new field to the model to store a Project ID.
> > * Adding it in a standardized manner to "service metadata" as with
> > * Adding it as an "additional requirement" as proposed by
> > services
> > * Use the existing Region field to track project scope as a hack.
> > * Something else...
> > I see this as analogous to Nova's concept of per-project flavors, or
> Glance's private/public/shared image capabilities. Allowing explicit
> > "sharing" would even be an interesting option for service endpoints. It
> all depends how far we would want to go with it.
> > Feel free to offer feedback or other suggestions.
> > Thanks!
> > - Gabriel
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