Configure the Identity service for the Bare Metal service

  1. Create the Bare Metal service user (for example, ironic). The service uses this to authenticate with the Identity service. Use the service tenant and give the user the admin role:

    $ openstack user create --password IRONIC_PASSWORD \
        --email ironic
    $ openstack role add --project service --user ironic admin
  2. You must register the Bare Metal service with the Identity service so that other OpenStack services can locate it. To register the service:

    $ openstack service create --name ironic --description \
        "Ironic baremetal provisioning service" baremetal
  3. Use the id property that is returned from the Identity service when registering the service (above), to create the endpoint, and replace IRONIC_NODE with your Bare Metal service’s API node:

    $ openstack endpoint create --region RegionOne \
        baremetal admin http://$IRONIC_NODE:6385
    $ openstack endpoint create --region RegionOne \
        baremetal public http://$IRONIC_NODE:6385
    $ openstack endpoint create --region RegionOne \
        baremetal internal http://$IRONIC_NODE:6385
  4. You may delegate limited privileges related to the Bare Metal service to your Users by creating Roles with the OpenStack Identity service. By default, the Bare Metal service expects the “baremetal_admin” and “baremetal_observer” Roles to exist, in addition to the default “admin” Role. There is no negative consequence if you choose not to create these Roles. They can be created with the following commands:

    $ openstack role create baremetal_admin
    $ openstack role create baremetal_observer

    If you choose to customize the names of Roles used with the Bare Metal service, do so by changing the “is_member”, “is_observer”, and “is_admin” policy settings in /etc/ironic/policy.yaml.

    More complete documentation on managing Users and Roles within your OpenStack deployment are outside the scope of this document, but may be found here.

  5. You can further restrict access to the Bare Metal service by creating a separate “baremetal” Project, so that Bare Metal resources (Nodes, Ports, etc) are only accessible to members of this Project:

    $ openstack project create baremetal

    At this point, you may grant read-only access to the Bare Metal service API without granting any other access by issuing the following commands:

    $ openstack user create \
        --domain default --project-domain default --project baremetal \
        --password PASSWORD USERNAME
    $ openstack role add \
        --user-domain default --project-domain default --project baremetal \
        --user USERNAME baremetal_observer
  6. Further documentation is available elsewhere for the openstack command-line client and the Identity service. A policy.yaml.sample file, which enumerates the service’s default policies, is provided for your convenience with the Bare Metal Service.