OpenStack Identity Service Keystone: How and Best Practices

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117 East Colorado Boulevard., Suite 300 · Pasadena, CA

How to find us

Go through the lobby to the elevator. Go to the third floor.

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This month, Morgan Fainberg, OpenStack Keystone core developer is going to steal hearts as he astounds us with the ways authentication and service discovery in OpenStack are done. Don't miss hearing from a true expert and having a chance to have your questions answered. Check out the abstract below for more information and RSVP soon. We will likely reach our seat limit like last time!

Recommended parking is at One Colorado: 24 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103 and is $6 flat fee after 5pm. Otherwise, take the metro gold line and get off at Memorial Park Station and the Metacloud office is in walking distance.

As always, if you have an interesting topic related to OpenStack, please reach out to me with the topic and we'll get a meet up scheduled for your talk! You'll be helping yourself in getting your ideas out, speaking skills and helping this community grow. If you know someone that has a great topic, please introduce me to them. Thanks guys!


This talk will provide insight into running the OpenStack Identity Service (Keystone). The key points of discussion are the basics of running Keystone, best practices when running Keystone (e.g. performance optimizations, why should you use PKI tokens over UUID tokens, what is the benefit of running Keystone under apache mod_wsgi, token expiration considerations, etc), and a quick primer on the authentication plugin framework.

All discussion will be focused on the Havana release of Keystone with some brief touch points on what to expect in the upcoming Icehouse release.

About the Speaker:

Morgan is a Principal Software Engineer for Metacloud.

Morgan has more than a decade of experience in development of large-scale, highly-available systems. His career started in the web-hosting industry where he worked as a Systems Administrator and Engineer. Since then he has held a number of positions at a variety of high-profile companies, including Lead Unix Systems Engineer for MySpace and Senior Reliability Software Engineer for Blizzard Entertainment.

Morgan is a member of the Keystone Core team and is an active contributor to Nova and Cinder.

Tentative Agenda:

7:00PM – Food, drinks, chatting

7:30 – Welcome

7:35 – Session on OpenStack Identity Keystone: How and Best Practices

8:15 to 9:00 – Session is complete, more eating, drinking, mingling.