Can we install a swift without a keystone?

asked 2016-04-29 12:17:10 -0600

Porunov gravatar image

I need only a swift object storage. Nothing more. All tutorials I have found use keystone when they install the swift storage. If I understood correctly keystone uses controller nodes. I ask this question because I have read that swift object storage can be installed independently. Please share any information how to install swift independently from other services. Thank you in advance

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I recommend using ''. It's commercial.

Carrot gravatar imageCarrot ( 2016-05-02 00:12:37 -0600 )edit

I need a free solution

Porunov gravatar imagePorunov ( 2016-05-05 13:45:57 -0600 )edit
Carrot gravatar imageCarrot ( 2016-05-08 19:46:16 -0600 )edit

Thank you!

Porunov gravatar imagePorunov ( 2016-05-09 01:40:25 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-05-12 02:44:36 -0600

jmbonnefond gravatar image

Hi Porunov. Unfortunately, I'm not a swift expert, however I can provide you my own experience. There is multiple solutions I think.

The best one is to replace keystone by another authentication middleware such as ldap, radius, or your own written middleware.

The next two options are not recommended in production but runs swift independently to other services :

You can use the swift internal tempauth authentication middleware, however, this is not scalable and if you have more than one proxy, you must route all request related to an authentication token to the same proxy because a token generated on one proxy is unknown on the other one and will be rejected.

The last solution is to not use any authentication by just removing all authentication related plugins declared in the pipeline. This works well and is scalable but is far less secure. But who knows, it can fit your own needs depending on how much you network is secured and who can generate an http request to your proxys.

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