[openstack-dev] [horizon] User registrations

Lyle, David david.lyle at hp.com
Mon Nov 11 06:31:24 UTC 2013

I think there is certainly interest.  I do think it will need to be highly configurable to be useful.  The problem, as Dolph points out, is that each deployment has its own workflow.  

Points of configuration:
-Does the local keystone deployment policy support self-registration?  The default is no.  So, at that point access to self-registration should be hidden.

-How many steps are required in the registration process?

-Is payment information required?  Address?  

-How is the registration confirmed, email, text, ?


I think the two main reasons such a facility is not present in Horizon are:
1. Until recently determining keystone's access policy was not possible.
2. The actual implementation is highly deployment dependent.


From: Dolph Mathews [mailto:dolph.mathews at gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2013 8:57 AM
To: OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)
Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [horizon] User registrations

So, there's a bunch of use case questions here where I suspect there are no correct answers (so preferences will vary per deployment). The first ones that come to mind-

Are the users accessing this web form trusted or untrusted?

Do they need to be verified, somehow? Are they going to be billed for their resource consumption?

After registration, should they own their own domain in keystone? Or be assigned their own project in an existing domain? Or simply be added to an existing group with limited authorization?

On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 6:26 PM, Paul Belanger <paul.belanger at polybeacon.com> wrote:

In a previous thread I talked about building an application atop of
horizon and keystone.  So far things are working out pretty well.  One
thing I have been trying to figure out is how to move forward with
user registration for the horizon application.  A few moons ago, IIRC,
horizon actually use django-registration however the move to Keystone
removed that functionality.

For me, I'd like to expose some functionality within my web
application allow users to register vs having an admin provisioning

So, I'm curious if there is anything interest in having such a module
back in horizon but leveraging keystone this time around. I'm actually
curious to hear how people see this working since this is the next
thing I need to deal with.

Paul Belanger | PolyBeacon, Inc.
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