I am a vote of Yes for the Authenticated Encryption (AE) Token specification receiving a Spec Freeze exception. This approach has tremendous potential to significantly improve Keystone and POC code already exists. I feel there is enough runway that it is worth trying to move forward with this spec in this release cycle.
Thanks, Brad Brad Topol, Ph.D. IBM Distinguished Engineer OpenStack (919) 543-0646 Internet: bto...@us.ibm.com Assistant: Kendra Witherspoon (919) 254-0680 From: Lance Bragstad <lbrags...@gmail.com> To: "OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 02/13/2015 02:52 PM Subject: [openstack-dev] [keystone] SPFE: Authenticated Encryption (AE) Tokens Hello all, I'm proposing the Authenticated Encryption (AE) Token specification  as an SPFE. AE tokens increases scalability of Keystone by removing token persistence. This provider has been discussed prior to, and at the Paris summit . There is an implementation that is currently up for review , that was built off a POC. Based on the POC, there has been some performance analysis done with respect to the token formats available in Keystone (UUID, PKI, PKIZ, AE) . The Keystone team spent some time discussing limitations of the current POC implementation at the mid-cycle. One case that still needs to be addressed (and is currently being worked), is federated tokens. When requesting unscoped federated tokens, the token contains unbound groups which would need to be carried in the token. This case can be handled by AE tokens but it would be possible for an unscoped federated AE token to exceed an acceptable AE token length (i.e. < 255 characters). Long story short, a federation migration could be used to ensure federated AE tokens never exceed a certain length. Feel free to leave your comments on the AE Token spec. Thanks! Lance  https://review.openstack.org/#/c/130050/  https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/kilo-keystone-authorization  https://review.openstack.org/#/c/145317/  http://dolphm.com/benchmarking-openstack-keystone-token-formats/ __________________________________________________________________________ OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev
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