[openstack-dev] [swift][keystone] Using JSON as future ACL format

Pete Zaitcev zaitcev at redhat.com
Tue Jun 7 19:07:05 UTC 2016

On Mon, 6 Jun 2016 13:05:46 -0700
"Thai Q Tran" <tqtran at us.ibm.com> wrote:

> My intention is to spark discussion around this topic with the goal of
> moving the Swift community toward accepting the JSON format.

If would be productive if you came up with a specific proposal how to
retrofit JSON for container ACLs. Note that JSON is already used natively
for account ACLs in Swift.

Personally I don't see an actual need of usernames with colons expressed
by operators. The issue that you have identified was known for a while
and apparently did not cause any difficulties in practice. Just don't
put colons into usernames. And if you switch to IDs, those are just UUIDs.

-- Pete

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