Introducing the HP Cloud Identity Service
I’d like to call your attention to a new offering recently added to HP Public Cloud: the HP Cloud Identity Service.
The new Identity Service provides a single method for managing your user identities and for authenticating each user’s access to resources across all HP Public Cloud – now and going forward. This is important because even now, as we build out the core HP Public Cloud, you have a consistent, foundational set of capabilities that you’ll be able to use and rely on for identity management and authentication.
The HP Cloud Identity Service will make accessing your HP Public Cloud more seamless. Gone are the days when you had to manage different credentials for each service and authenticate your access to resources via unique endpoints. With the HP Cloud Identity Service, you can:
- Access HP Cloud Compute, HP Cloud Object Storage and all future services with one set of credentials
- Use a single API endpoint for token management and user authentication
- Combine various Compute and Object Storage resources into a tenant or group of resources allowing for easier resource management
- Access a catalog of the HP Public Cloud that are available to you
It’s important to point out that the HP Identity Service is built on a foundation of OpenStack™ Keystone capabilities. Keystone is the OpenStack project that provides identity, token, catalog and policy services for other projects in the OpenStack family.
HP is dedicated to making sure that OpenStack works for production workloads and delivers a great user experience that’s secure and reliable at massive scale. OpenStack Swift and Nova are already at the core of HP Public Cloud’ HP Cloud Object Storage and HP Cloud Compute offerings. Building on Keystone demonstrates HP’s continued commitment to OpenStack.
HP Public Cloud’ private beta participants who are interested in learning more about the HP Cloud Identity Service should start with the “Identity Service Introduction” here. Then go here for more details.