Generalized filters

Generalized filters


Cinder introduced generalized resource filters since Pike, it has the same purpose as query_volume_filters option, but it’s more convenient and can be applied to more cinder resources, administrator can control the allowed filter keys for non-admin user by editing the filter configuration file. Also since this feature, cinder will raise 400 BadRequest if any invalid query filter is specified.

How do I configure the filter keys?

resource_query_filters_file is introduced to cinder to represent the filter config file path, and the config file accepts the valid filter keys for non-admin user with json format:

   "volume": ["name", "status", "metadata"]

the key volume (singular) here stands for the resource you want to apply and the value accepts an list which contains the allowed filters collection, once the configuration file is changed and API service is restarted, cinder will only recognize this filter keys, NOTE: the default configuration file will include all the filters we already enabled.

Which filter keys are supported?

Not all the attributes are supported at present, so we add this table below to indicate which filter keys are valid and can be used in the configuration.

Since v3.34 we could use ‘~’ to indicate supporting querying resource by inexact match, for example, if we have a configuration file as below:

   "volume": ["name~"]

User can query volume both by name=volume and name~=volume, and the volumes named volume123 and a_volume123 are both valid for second input while neither are valid for first. The supported APIs are marked with “*” below in the table.

API Valid filter keys
list volume* id, group_id, name, status, bootable, migration_status, metadata, host, image_metadata, availability_zone, user_id, volume_type_id, project_id, size, description, replication_status, multiattach
list snapshot* id, volume_id, user_id, project_id, status, volume_size, name, description, volume_type_id, group_snapshot_id, metadata, availability_zone
list backup* id, name, status, container, availability_zone, description, volume_id, is_incremental, size, host, parent_id
list group* id, user_id, status, availability_zone, group_type, name, description, host
list g-snapshot* id, name, description, group_id, group_type_id, status
list attachment* id, volume_id, instance_id, attach_status, attach_mode, connection_info, mountpoint, attached_host
list message* id, event_id, resource_uuid, resource_type, request_id, message_level, project_id
get pools name, volume_type
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