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Cloud Security Automation by Prashant Priyam

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Manila – OpenStack shared file storage

In OpenStack, we have a shared filesystem service called Manila. It works similarly to Cinder (block storage). With Manila, you can create a shared filesystem and perform management activity such as visibility, accessibility, and usage quota.

Manila supports file sharing protocols such as NFS, CIFS, HDFS, and GlusterFS.

The following are the different security mechanisms available in OpenStack for a shared filesystem:

  • For authentication and authorization of clients, we can use LDAP, Kerberos, and Windows Active Directory services.
  • We must ensure explicit grant access of new file shares. By default, users will not have permission to mount and access the newly created file shares.
  • Manila also has an entity ...

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