[Openstack] Management API

Glen Campbell glen.campbell at rackspace.com
Thu Mar 3 15:40:01 UTC 2011

I believe they are complementary; Sandy's is an architectural change that
lets OpenStack users choose which API functions are restricted to admins
only; my proposal is for a set of administrative functions (really just
API extensions, since they could be deployed as a public API if the
administrator so chooses) that are ancillary to the Nova-core

I.e., Sandy's BP says HOW you deploy an admin API; mine says WHAT is in it.

On 3/3/11 1:59 AM, "Thierry Carrez" <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:

>Glen Campbell wrote:
>> There's been some discussion of an admin/management API and what
>> functions would be provided there. I've been tasked with handling the
>> technical coordination of implementing Nova at Rackspace, and have thus
>> been identifying gaps between functionality that our current system
>> provides and those provided by Nova.
>> I've created a preliminary proposal
>> at http://wiki.openstack.org/NovaAdminAPI ­ this is still somewhat
>> early, but I want to make sure that the OpenStack community has the
>> opportunity to provide feedback.
>Hello Glen,
>I was wondering how that related to the Admin-only API that Sandy
>implemented for Bexar:
>(summary: a allow_admin_api flag adds access to
>pause/suspend/diagnostics/... through the "regular" API)
>Is it a complement, a replacement, something completely different ?
>>From what I can read, it looks like your Admin API would introduce
>higher-level actions, like "suspend all in an account", so it would be
>complementary ?
>Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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