On 18 May 2014 08:17, Miller, Mark M (EB SW Cloud - R&D - Corvallis)
<mark.m.mil...@hp.com> wrote:
> We are considering the following connection chain:
>
>                -> HAProxy   ->   stunnel         ->    OS services bound to 
> 127.0.0.1
>                      Virtual IP         server IP               localhost 
> 127.0.0.1
>                      secure              SSL terminate     unsecure

Interestingly, and separately, HAProxy can do SSL termination now, so
we might want to consider just using HAProxy for that.

> In this chain none of the ports need to changed. One of the major issues I 
> have come across is the hard coding of the Keystone ports in the OpenStack 
> service's configuration files. With the above connection scheme none of the 
> ports need to change.

But we do need to have HAProxy not wildcard bind, as Greg points out,
and to make OS services bind to 127.0.0.1 as Jan pointed out.

I suspect we need to put this through the specs process (which ops
teams are starting to watch) to ensure we get enough input.

I'd love to see:
 - SSL by default
 - A setup we can document in the ops guide / HA openstack install
guide - e.g we don't need to be doing it a third different way (or we
can update the existing docs if what we converge on is better).
 - Only SSL enabled endpoints accessible from outside the machine (so
python processes bound to localhost as a security feature).

Eventually we may need to scale traffic beyond one HAProxy, at which
point we'll need to bring something altogether more sophisticated in -
lets design that when we need it.
Sooner than that we're likely going to need to scale load beyond one
control plane server at which point the HAProxy VIP either needs to be
distributed (so active-active load receiving) or we need to go
user -> haproxy (VIP) -> SSL endpoint (on any control plane node) ->
localhost bound service.

HTH,
Rob

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