[openstack-dev] [keystone][all] Reseller - do we need it?

Lance Bragstad lbragstad at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 23:23:18 UTC 2017

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 5:54 PM, Fox, Kevin M <Kevin.Fox at pnnl.gov> wrote:

> At our site, we have some larger projects that would be really nice if we
> could just give a main project all the resources they need, and let them
> suballocate it as their own internal subprojects needs change. Right now,
> we have to deal with all the subprojects directly. The reseller concept may
> fit this use case?

Sounds like this might also be solved by better RBAC that allows real
project administrators to control their own subtrees. Is there a use case
to limit visibility either up or down the tree? If not, would it be a

> Thanks,
> Kevin
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> *From:* Lance Bragstad [lbragstad at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:10 PM
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> *Subject:* [openstack-dev] [keystone][all] Reseller - do we need it?
> Hey folks,
> The reseller use case [0] has been popping up frequently in various
> discussions [1], including unified limits.
> For those who are unfamiliar with the reseller concept, it came out of
> early discussions regarding hierarchical multi-tenancy (HMT). It
> essentially allows a certain level of opaqueness within project trees. This
> opaqueness would make it easier for providers to "resell" infrastructure,
> without having customers/providers see all the way up and down the project
> tree, hence it was termed reseller. Keystone originally had some ideas of
> how to implement this after the HMT implementation laid the ground work,
> but it was never finished.
> With it popping back up in conversations, I'm looking for folks who are
> willing to represent the idea. Participating in this thread doesn't mean
> you're on the hook for implementing it or anything like that.
> Are you interested in reseller and willing to provide use-cases?
> [0] http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/keystone-specs/
> specs/keystone/mitaka/reseller.html#problem-description
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