[Openstack] State of OpenStack Auth

Jorge Williams jorge.williams at rackspace.com
Thu Mar 3 17:04:01 UTC 2011

I agree with Greg here.  Signatures complicate life for our clients, they are not browser friendly, and I'm not really convinced that we need them. If we are going to have a default (and I think that we should) it should be dead simple to integrate with.   I would vote for basic auth with https.  

-jOrGe W.

On Mar 3, 2011, at 9:40 AM, Greg wrote:

> On Mar 2, 2011, at 8:30 PM, Jesse Andrews wrote:
>> I would prefer a signature based approach as the default (as signatures limits replay attacks; tokens allow an eavesdropper to make arbitrary requests if they obtain a token).
> On the other hand, signatures make simple things difficult, such as quick curl requests, dev testing, etc. The usual tradeoff of security and convenience.
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