[openstack-dev] [Keystone] Domains, Projects, and Groups are all collections

David Chadwick d.w.chadwick at kent.ac.uk
Wed Jan 23 21:17:46 UTC 2013

On 23/01/2013 20:32, Adam Young wrote:
> I've been using the term role_assignments.  A role_assignement is an
> attribute that resolves down to the link between a user an an
> organization.

this is not my understanding of a role assignment

  There are role_assignemtns between groups and projects,

clearly one can assign roles to anything. But this hardly helps when 
ultimately we want to assign roles to users, since permissions are also 
assigned to roles.

> but what we care about at policy time is how those role assignments
> resolve for the user in question.

Correct. But actually the model should be more flexible than this. It 
should be

sets of X, Y, Z... are assigned permissions by a CSP
users are assigned attributes X, Y, Z... by Keystone

then you have an ABAC model. When X,Y,Z collapse to "role" only, then 
you have a pure RBAC model

Currently keystone has neither of the above models according to my 



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