Chapter 2. Authentication and Authorization Using Keystone
Most of the OpenStack components have a basic in-built authentication mechanism, which is adequate for them to function on their own. However, when they have to come together, Keystone forms the bridge, a common platform for authentication and authorization.
Keystone was launched in the Essex release and has been deemed a core component of the OpenStack deployment ever since. In this chapter, we will understand in some detail the following:
- The Keystone architecture and the subsystems
- Installing the prerequisite common components
- Installing Keystone
- Initial configuration
- Basic troubleshooting
Please be advised that this will be installed and configured on the controller node.
The entire installation ...