OpenStack Object Storage (Swift)

Standard for identifying tenants in a multi-tenant deployment

Registered by Ziad Sawalha on 2010-11-16

As a cloud computing platform, OpenStack must support the concept of multi-tenancy. A common approach to organizing resources by 'tenant' across services is needed to be able to correlate usage tracking, auditing, authorization, etc... And within each multi-tenant service, the ability to identify each tenant's resources (for various reasons such as security, accounting, isolation, etc…) is also key. However, the definition of a 'tenant' will vary by operator and by deployment. This blueprint therefore proposes creating a lightweight standard for service developers to implement tenancy and resource grouping without a-priori knowledge of billing and accounting processes specific to the operator of an OpenStack deployment.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Rick Clark
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Ziad Sawalha
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Rackspace Architecture
Definition:
Obsolete
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
John Dickinson on 2012-01-19

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Same blueprint exists in Nova: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/multi-tenant-accounting - this is the Swift version.

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