While reviewing the comments on the Ironic spec, for Secure RBAC. I had to ask myself if the “project” construct makes sense for Ironic. I still think it does, but I’ll write this down to see if I can clarify it for me, and maybe for you, too.Continue reading
Now that we can use the REST API to list inventory, it is not a big stretch to decide we want to kick off Jobs, too. Here it is in a nutshell, and some related operations for working with jobs and templates.
Lets say you have RESTful Web Service. For any given URL, you might support one or more of the HTTP verbs: GET, PUT, POST, DELETE and so on. A user might wonder what they mean, and which you actually support. One way of reporting that is by using the OPTION Verb. While this is a relatively unusual verb, using it to describe a resource is a fairly well known mechanism. I want to take it one step further.
Of all the principals of REST, perhaps the most overlooked it Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State, or HATEOAS. This term tries to encapsulate several concepts together, but the primary is the principal of discoverability.
All future actions the client may take are discovered within resource representations returned from the server.
What does this mean for Keystone?
A recent discussion on the Openstack mailing list brought to light the high load that the Keystone server has due to each server having to authenticate each and every request against Keystone.
Chatting with co-worker Emily on the bus last night about REST, Git, and IPA lead to an epiphany of sorts. First, a little background.