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Is is possible to configure Keystone and AD for password authorization only?

asked 2013-09-15 19:46:36 -0500

badkarma gravatar image

Hi All,

We are in the middle of a proof of concept and our current (outdated) cloud system has the ability to just authenticate a user via AD, all user and security information is stored in the cloud software's database

Does Keystone have this ability? We are not part of the IT group that manages AD, and would prefer not adding Tenant information to production AD, but keep it in Keystone and just use AD for authorization purposes only.

If this is not possible, could we use something like openldap with the user/tenant info in it and sync it's passwords with AD?

I'm not an LDAP/AD guru so be gentle :)

Thanks for any help

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answered 2013-09-16 00:29:42 -0500

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answered 2014-07-10 00:59:05 -0500

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Yes, It possible to just use Active Directory for user authentication, and the mysql/postgres database on keystone server to store the Tenant, Role and UserTenantRole mapping.

You need to enable driver in [assignment] in keystone.conf [assignment] driver = keystone.assignment.backends.sql.Assignment

I tried this with openldap and keystone(IceHouse). I am able to use ldap user to create the container/object in swift which is configured with keystone.

After adding in [assignment] don't forget to add role, tenant and UserTenantRole mapping.

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I assume I need to create all existing service accounts (glance, cinder, neutron, etc.) in AD before enabling this along with "correct" passwords?

LewisMarshall gravatar imageLewisMarshall ( 2014-09-02 04:44:33 -0500 )edit

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