Identity entity ID management between controllers and drivers

Identity entity ID management between controllers and drivers

Keystone supports the option of having domain-specific backends for the identity driver (i.e. for user and group storage), allowing, for example, a different LDAP server for each domain. To ensure that Keystone can determine to which backend it should route an API call, starting with Juno, the identity manager will, provided that domain-specific backends are enabled, build on-the-fly a persistent mapping table between Keystone Public IDs that are presented to the controller and the domain that holds the entity, along with whatever local ID is understood by the driver. This hides, for instance, the LDAP specifics of whatever ID is being used.

To ensure backward compatibility, the default configuration of either a single SQL or LDAP backend for Identity will not use the mapping table, meaning that public facing IDs will be the unchanged. If keeping these IDs the same for the default LDAP backend is not required, then setting the configuration variable backward_compatible_ids to False will enable the mapping for the default LDAP driver, hence hiding the LDAP specifics of the IDs being used.

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