[openstack-dev] [tc][appcat] The future of the App Catalog
clint at fewbar.com
Wed Mar 15 16:50:02 UTC 2017
Excerpts from Kristi Nikolla's message of 2017-03-15 12:35:45 -0400:
> This might be related to the current discussion.
> In one of the keystone PTG sessions we started to talk about API keys. 
> A spec is being written and discussed. 
> This would allow the user to provision API key credentials with a subset of roles for use inside of their applications. Removing the need to inject the actual user credentials inside an application.
>  http://lbragstad.com/keystone-pike-ptg-summary/
>  https://review.openstack.org/#/c/438761
> > On Mar 15, 2017, at 8:45 AM, Sean Dague <sean at dague.net> wrote:
> > On 03/13/2017 05:10 PM, Zane Bitter wrote:
> >> Demo please!
> >> Most Keystone backends are read-only, you can't even create a new user
> >> account yourself. It's an admin-only API anyway. The only non-expiring
> >> credential you even *have*, ignoring the difficulties of getting it to
> >> the server, is your LDAP password. Would *you* put *your* LDAP password
> >> on an internet-facing server? I would not.
> > So is one of the issues to support cloud native flows that our user auth
> > system, which often needs to connect into traditional enterprise
> > systems, doesn't really consider that?
> > I definitely agree, if your cloud is using your LDAP password, which
> > gets you into your health insurance and direct deposit systems at your
> > employeer, sticking this into a cloud server is a no go.
> > Thinking aloud, I wonder if user provisionable sub users would help
> > here. They would have all the same rights as the main user (except
> > modify other subusers), but would have a dedicated user provisioned
> > password. You basically can carve off the same thing from Google when
> > you have services that can't do the entire oauth/2factor path. Fastmail
> > rolled out something similar recently as well.
> > -Sean
> > --
> > Sean Dague
> > http://dague.net
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