Welcome to Adjutant’s documentation!

A basic workflow framework built using Django and Django-Rest-Framework to help automate Admin tasks within an OpenStack cluster.

The goal of Adjutant is to provide a place and standard actions to fill in functionality missing from Keystone, and allow for the easy addition of business logic into more complex tasks, and connections with outside systems.

Tasks are built around three states of initial submission, admin approval and token submission. All of the states are not always used in every task, but this format allows the easy implementation of systems requiring approval and checks final user data entry.

While this is a Django application, it does not follow the standard Django folder structure because of certain packaging requirements. As such the project does not have a manage.py file and must be installed via setup.py or pip.

Once installed, all the normal manage.py functions can be called directly on the ‘adjutant-api’ commandline function.

The command tox -e venv {your commands} can be used and will setup a virtual environment with all the required dependencies for you.

For example, running the server on port 5050 can be done with:

tox -e venv adjutant-api runserver

Client and UI Libraries

Both a commandline/python and a horizon plugin exist for adjutant:

Tests and Documentation

Tests and documentation are managed by tox, they can be run simply with the command tox.

To run just action unit tests:

tox adjutant.actions

To run a single api test:

tox adjutant.api.v1.tests.test_delegate_api.DelegateAPITests.test_duplicate_tasks_new_user

Tox will run the tests in Python 2.7, Python 3.5 and produce a coverage report.

Api reference can be generated with the command tox -e api-ref . This will be placed in the api-ref/build directory, these docs can be generated with the command tox -e docs, these will be placed inside the doc/build directory.


Bugs and blueprints for Adjutant, its ui and client are managed here on launchpad.

Changes should be submitted through the OpenStack gerrit, the guide for contributing to OpenStack projects is here .