[Openstack] Keystone w/ LDAP identity

Michael Hearn mrhearn at gmail.com
Fri May 2 13:00:58 UTC 2014

Are you alluding to the hybrid drivers as discussed & avail via


On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 11:17 PM, Lillie Ross-CDSR11 <
Ross.Lillie at motorolasolutions.com> wrote:

>  I’ve been playing with using LDAP authentication (identity) and SQL
> authorization (assignment) within Keystone in the current devstack release
> running in a single VM.
>  The problem with this setup, as I understand it, is the need to have
> LDAP entries for each service user (i.e. nova, glance, etc.).  In our
> environment, this isn’t possible as our corporate LDAP directory is solely
> for employee records.  While I could work around this issue by running each
> service under a known LDAP employee record - this seems rather a kludge to
> me.
>  My question is, and admittedly I’m not well versed in directory
> federation, is this an issue that could be resolved once directory
> federation is stable in the next Openstack release? Where, for instance,
> all of the openstack service accounts could remain in a separate directory
> service controlled solely by the cloud owner/admin, while user’s could then
> be authenticated via the corporate employee LDAP database?
>  We’d love to use LDAP to authenticate cloud user’s, but with the need to
> also authenticate openstack services against the same LDAP backend makes
> the use of LDAP unviable in our environment.
>  This has probably been discussed previously, but any insight would be
> helpful.
>  Thanks and regards,
> Ross
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