[openstack-dev] [OpenStack-Infra] [infra][security] Encryption in Zuul v3

James E. Blair corvus at inaugust.com
Wed Mar 22 15:02:05 UTC 2017

Ian Cordasco <sigmavirus24 at gmail.com> writes:

> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 6:10 PM, James E. Blair <corvus at inaugust.com> wrote:
>> We did talk about some other options, though unfortunately it doesn't
>> look like a lot of that made it into the spec reviews.  Among them, it's
>> probably worth noting that there's nothing preventing a Zuul deployment
>> from relying on some third-party secret system -- if you can use it with
>> Ansible, you should be able to use it with Zuul.  But we also want Zuul
>> to have these features out of the box, and, wearing our sysadmin hits,
>> we're really keen on having source control and code review for the
>> system secrets for the OpenStack project.
>> Vault alone doesn't meet our requirements here because it relies on
>> symmetric encryption, which means we need users to share a key with
>> Zuul, implying an extra service with out-of-band authn/authz.  However,
>> we *could* use our PKCS#1 style system to share a vault key with Zuul.
>> I don't think that has come up as a suggestion yet, but seems like it
>> would work.
> I suppose Barbican doesn't meet those requirements either, then, yes?

Right -- we don't want to require another service or tie Zuul to an
authn/authz system for a fundamental feature.  However, I do think we
can look at making integration with Barbican and similar systems an
option for folks who have such an installation and prefer to use it.


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