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The Bright (green) Lights of Denver


When legendary country singer Willie Nelson sang about the bright lights of Denver, I’m pretty sure he didn’t envision those lights being green, but SUSE will be painting it green from April 29th to May 1st at the inaugural Open Infrastructure Summit.

Keys to the Kingdom

A vital part of any infrastructure is an identity service – if your users can’t authenticate, then your systems are pretty useless (and potentially unprotected from malicious attention). In an OpenStack environment, Keystone is the component that carries out this vital function. If you’re new to Keystone or just keen to get involved in the project, then there are some great sessions being run by Colleen Murphy that you should attend to ensure that your infrastructure is protected and that you know how to start getting involved:

Monday 29th April – 11:10am – 11:50am Keystone Application Credentials: Status and Planning

Monday 29th April – 12:00pm – 12:40pmKeystone Operator Feedback

Tuesday 30th April – 5:10pm – 5:30pm Keystone – Project Update

Wednesday 1st May – 11:40am – 12:20pmBridging Cloud with Keystone to Keystone Federation

Wednesday 1st May – 1:40pm – 2:20pmKeystone – Project Onboarding

You may have read some of the release notes or press coverage from the recent release of OpenStack Stein, in which case you’ll know that Stein introduced multi-factor authentication receipts for Keystone. This really just completes the work that was originally begun in the Ocata release, making it easier to implement a challenge/response mechanism in your OpenStack environment. Multi-factor authentication is quickly becoming the norm in everything from free online email services, to social media sites and more – catching up with the security that most, if not all online banking services have been offering for some time now.

One of the sessions that covers some of the Stein changes in regard to Keystone is a forum titled Increasing API accessibility with granular policy and default roles. from 4:20pm – 5:00pm on Wednesday 1st May, so if you’d like to find out more about the default role and additional scope consumed by Keystone in the Stein release, come along to this one.

Paperback (documentation) writer?

Whether you’re a paperback, hardback or electronic writer, you can’t deny that documentation is something that we all need to focus on. In the world of open source, this is particularly true – with so many different contributors in each project, documenting how things should work, configurations, best practices and so forth is essential.  The SUSE documentation team spent a day collaborating with attendees at SUSECON in Nashville recently, and the OpenStack Documentation Maven™ herself, Alexandra Settle will be joining the team in Denver to further progress this. Join the session that Alex is hosting alongside Stephen Finucane from Red Hat on Tuesday 30th April to find out how to work with documentation, the OpenStack way. (note: typewriters, quills, chalks, and slates not provided)

Tuesday 30th April – 3:20pm – 4:00pmWorking with Documentation, the OpenStack Way

Open Sourced in Denver

Hank Williams Jr may well have sung about being OD’d in Denver, but if you come to the Colorado Convention Centre from the 29th April to the 1st of May you’ll be able to get OS’d (open sourced) in Denver at the first ever Open Infrastructure Summit. If you are there, be sure to swing by the SUSE booth (A3, near the coffee lounge) to find out how we can help take the stress away from open infrastructure for you. And to pick up a stuffed chameleon, of course!


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Matthew Johns I have over 20 years' experience in the IT, cloud and hosting industry gained in a variety of roles spanning project management to product release and product marketing. I’m responsible for product marketing for SUSE OpenStack Cloud, and have been working with OpenStack since it was released in 2010. Outside of work, I enjoy running, cycling, great beer (craft, cask, keg - call it what you like as long as it tastes good), spending time with my family, playing the piano and charity fundraising – I’ve been supporting the Movember Foundation since 2006, and have run multiple races, climbed mountains and cycled around the UK for many charities over the years.