[openstack-dev] [keystone] Extending policy checking to include target entities

Henry Nash henryn at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Jul 23 15:40:07 UTC 2013


As part of bp https://blueprints.launchpad.net/keystone/+spec/policy-on-api-target I have uploaded some example WIP code showing a proposed approach for just a few API calls (one easy, one more complex).  I'd appreciate early feedback on this before I take it any further.


A couple of points:

- One question is on how to handle errors when you are going to get a target object before doing you policy check.  What do you do if the object does not exist?  If you return NotFound, then someone, who was not authorized  could troll for the existence of entities by seeing whether they got NotFound or Forbidden.  If however, you return Forbidden, then users who are authorized to, say, manage users in a domain would aways get Forbidden for objects that didn't exist (since we can know where the non-existant object was!).  So this would modify the expected return codes.

- I really think we need some good documentation on how to bud keystone policy files.  I'm happy to take a first cut as such a thing - what do you think the right place is for such documentation

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