[Openstack] State of OpenStack Auth

Eric Day eday at oddments.org
Thu Mar 3 22:18:41 UTC 2011

On Thu, Mar 03, 2011 at 01:23:07PM -0800, Michael Mayo wrote:
> > We're also getting something else
> > with a token server though: service discovery (via service URL headers
> > returned with token). This can be important for auto-configuring apps
> > since you can simply enter a auth URL and the app will find out which
> > services to expose and what the URLs for each service are.
> This is true.  An endpoint list is certainly necessary, but it would be great if I only needed to call that one time instead of every time an auth token expires.

You would probably want to refresh the service list somewhat regularly
though, so perhaps we can time the refresh rate with the expiration
time for the token. :)


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