[openstack-dev] [swift] auth migration and user data migration

Clay Gerrard clay.gerrard at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 17:50:16 UTC 2015

On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 12:27 PM, Weidong Shao <weidongshao at gmail.com> wrote:

> I noticed swauth project is not actively maintained. In my local testing,
> swauth did not work after I upgraded swift to latest.
Hrm... I think gholt would be open to patches/support, I know of a number
of deployers of Swauth - so maybe if there's issues we should try to
enumerate them.

> I want to migrate off swauth. What are the auth alternative beside
> tempauth?

Keystone.  The only other systems I know about are proprietary - what are
your needs?

> On account-to-account server-side copy, is there an operation that is
> similar to "mv"? i.e., I want the data associated with an account to assume
> ownership of  a new account, but I do not want to copy the actual data on
> the disks.

The account url is encoded in the object hash - the only realistic way to
change the location (account/container/object) of an entity to swift is to
read from it's current location and write it to the new location the delete
the old object.

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