[openstack-dev] [oslo][barbican][castellan] Proposal to rename Castellan to oslo.keymanager
davanum at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 16:43:02 UTC 2017
+1 from me to bring castellan under Oslo governance with folks from
both oslo and Barbican as reviewers without a project rename. Let's
see if that helps get more adoption of castellan
On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 12:25 PM, Farr, Kaitlin M.
<Kaitlin.Farr at jhuapl.edu> wrote:
> This thread has generated quite the discussion, so I will try to
> address a few points in this email, echoing a lot of what Dave said.
> Clint originally explained what we are trying to solve very well. The hope was
> that the rename would emphasize that Castellan is just a basic
> interface that supports operations common between key managers
> (the existing Barbican back end and other back ends that may exist
> in the future), much like oslo.db supports the common operations
> between PostgreSQL and MySQL. The thought was that renaming to have
> oslo part of the name would help reinforce that it's just an interface,
> rather than a standalone key manager. Right now, the only Castellan
> back end that would work in DevStack is Barbican. There has been talk
> in the past for creating other Castellan back ends (Vault or Tang), but
> no one has committed to writing the code for those yet.
> The intended proposal was to rename the project, maintain the current
> review team (which is only a handful of Barbican people), and bring on
> a few Oslo folks, if any were available and interested, to give advice
> about (and +2s for) OpenStack library best practices. However, perhaps
> pulling it under oslo's umbrella without a rename is blessing it enough.
> In response to Julien's proposal to make Castellan "the way you can do
> key management in Python" -- it would be great if Castellan were that
> abstract, but in practice it is pretty OpenStack-specific. Currently,
> the Barbican team is great at working on key management projects
> (including both Barbican and Castellan), but a lot of our focus now is
> how we can maintain and grow integration with the rest of the OpenStack
> projects, for which having the name and expertise of oslo would be a
> great help.
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