Creating the service tenant and service users

Now that the service endpoints are created, we can configure them so that our other OpenStack services can utilize them. To do this, each service is configured with a username and password within a special service tenant. Configuring each service to have its own username and password allows for greater security, troubleshooting, and auditing within our environment. When setting up a service to use the OpenStack Identity service for authentication and authorization, we specify these details in their relevant configuration file. Each service itself has to authenticate with keystone in order for it to be available within OpenStack. Configuration of that service is then done using these credentials. For ...

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