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Cloud Security Automation by Prashant Priyam

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Infrastructure level

Infrastructure level security is of the utmost importance. In a public cloud, the physical infrastructure is the cloud provider's responsibility. But in a private cloud, we must ensure the security at the infrastructure level as well. In OpenStack, all the components are separate services and they communicate with each other via APIs. It's very complex to ensure security at each level.

In OpenStack, we have services such as keystone, nova, and neutron, which have dependencies on their underlying databases. Here, it is always advisable that each database has its unique access credentials. This will help when any particular component gets compromised as it will not affect the other components.

Hypervisor in OpenStack must ...

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