[horizon][dev] Multiple Login Sessions Enhancement Proposal

Radosław Piliszek radoslaw.piliszek at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 14:41:40 UTC 2021

Hi Ricardo,

you may want to consider checking out and contributing to the Skyline
project [1].
A more modern approach at Web UI for OpenStack.
It has, most likely, brighter future than Horizon.

[1] https://opendev.org/skyline


On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 4:19 PM Soares Sarto, Ricardo
<Ricardo.SoaresSarto at windriver.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Based on a new feature request about Horizon's login session,
> we would like to know if you're open to considering the
> improvement described below. If that is the case, we can submit a
> spec and upstream that implementation when the feature is done.
> Currently, a specific user is able to create multiple login sessions
> in Horizon, allowing him to log in to Horizon from multiple
> browsers/devices at the same time.
> The proposal is to have a parameterized solution and have a
> configuration to control how Horizon's login sessions are handled,
> the configuration options would be as below:
> 1 - Default option, allow the user to create multiple login sessions
>  - this is the current behavior;
> 2 - Block subsequent login attempts if the user already has an
> active session;
> 3 - Invalidate the active session (if there is one) when the user
> creates a new one.
> Option number 2 obligates the user to log out of the system before
> opening a new one, on the other hand, in option number 3, the
> Horizon application is in charge of invalidating any previous active
> session and keeping only the latest one.
> This solution targets only Horizon login sessions, not affecting
> other kinds of sessions (e.g.: CLI).

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