In the last few years OpenStack has gained a foothold as the de-facto standard in the area of Cloud Computing. In this course, you will learn how to manage identity and access control for an enterprise grade OpenStack deployment.
Authentication and authorization management is one of the main features of OpenStack. As an IT administrator, being sure that your organization is able to scale the number of users and to properly enforce identity and access management can be one of your hardest tasks without proper knowledge and tools. In this course, Managing OpenStack Authentication and Authorization with Keystone, you will be exposed to the complete range of OpenStack identity concepts. First, you will learn basic concepts like users, roles, and projects. Next, you will explore how to delegate the authorization privileges to your application and how to federate your OpenStack deployment with Google as the identity provider. Finally, you will discover a set of tools to manage and deploy authentication and authorization frameworks and you will learn which one fits better in a wide range of real-world scenarios. By the end of this course, you will have a theoretical and practical knowledge of OpenStack identity and access control types.
Course Overview (Music) Hi everyone! My name is Paolo Cruscelli. Welcome to my course, Managing OpenStack Authentication and Authorization with Keystone. I am a senior network and cloud architect. In this course, we are going to learn how to properly manage authentication and authorization in a production-ready OpenStack deployment. Some of the major topics that we will cover include: OpenStack identity and access control, delegating the authorization and authentication, OpenStack Role-Based Access Control, Identity Federation, a complete overview of OpenStack clients and SDK. By the end of this course, you'll receive a theoretical and practical knowledge on OpenStack identity and access control topics. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with OpenStack main concepts, and you should be able to set up a working OpenStack environment with at least one deployment framework. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn OpenStack identity framework with the Managing OpenStack Authentication and Authorization with Keystone course at Pluralsight.