[Openstack] Entities in OpenStack Auth

Justin Santa Barbara justin at fathomdb.com
Wed Mar 2 00:32:04 UTC 2011

Won't putting this in the URL both:

1) Break CloudServers API compatibility (a total no-no)?
2) Preclude us from having e.g. multi-project queries (show me all my
servers in projects A and B)?

The options I see open to us are:
a) A cookie / header
b) A query parameter
c) Something in the request body

I like (c) because it's the least hacky and is not tied to HTTP.


On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Monsyne Dragon <mdragon at rackspace.com>wrote:

> On 3/1/11 6:11 PM, Eric Day wrote:
> [ ... trimmed ... ]
>  For the OpenStack API, we need something a bit different from what we
>> have today. We currently have no way of passing in a project name,
>> so I propose we add an "entity" element to the path name (just like
>> Swift does). For example, instead of "/v1.0/servers/1", it would be
>> "/v1.0/entity/servers/1", where entity can represent an account (like
>> swift), project (like current nova), or even a user entity (deployments
>> where projects or accounts are not used). Our window for OpenStack
>> API changes is still open as it's still under heavy development,
>> and I think this path addition will provide more functionality and
>> a consistent structure across services (glance and burrow will be
>> using an account or "entity" in the path as well).
> FYI:  the multitenant blueprint, which I will be proposing for merge later
> today or early tomorrow, does just this to pass the project name in.
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