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Self Service Project Creation

asked 2014-02-04 12:35:31 -0500

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I would like to implement some functionality to allow users to request new projects via the horizon dashboard,

The idea briefly is something like:

  • User navigates to a new panel "projects"
  • user hits a button "request project"
  • user fills out some details name, description, initial desired quota and a rationalization for the new project, possibly some key/val pairs to be stored as extras.
  • user submits request
  • admin receives request
  • admin hits approve
  • automation creates the new project and assigns the requesting user as a member.

Has anyone done something similar? Does this sound like a good idea? How would i begin to work on something like this in the community?

Any feedback welcome, Thank you! -Charles V Bock

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answered 2014-02-05 10:45:44 -0500

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You should discuss new features with the developers of OpenStack using the tools and processes used by the developers. The wiki page for new developers has all the details.

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answered 2014-02-04 17:33:40 -0500

As far as I know this feature is not in core OpenStack. Many Enterprise OpenStack companies have added this features along side of the OpenStack core to handle enterprise workloads as well as self-service environments. The company I work for has exactly what you are asking for but it works hand and hand with LDAP/AD to provide a User Invite system based on Tokens. If you want to know more you can contact me directly. This is one of many features we have added along side the core to allow OpenStack to be consumed by Enterprise clients as a product (with support) rather than an open source Project.

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Hi Bill, that sounds like something I would be interested in learning about if you can share. We also use LDAP backed by AD, So the solution you have sounds promising. What would be the best way to contact you for more info?

cvbock gravatar imagecvbock ( 2014-02-06 14:38:53 -0500 )edit

Check out our website and product offering, our model is an advance service model around enterprise grade OpenStack. The feature we spoke of was an enhance a client asked us for. http://www.metacloud.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/metacloud_openstack_brochure7.pdf If interest send note to sales at Metacloud and ask for me or contact from a company rep.

Bill@Metacloud gravatar imageBill@Metacloud ( 2014-02-06 19:10:13 -0500 )edit

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