Keystone, the OpenStack Identity Service

Keystone, the OpenStack Identity Service

Keystone is an OpenStack service that provides API client authentication, service discovery, and distributed multi-tenant authorization by implementing OpenStack’s Identity API.

This documentation is useful for contributors looking to get involved in our community, developers writing applications on top of OpenStack, and operators administering their own OpenStack deployments.

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General Information

This section contains general information related to keystone which is relevant to developers, users and operators. For documentation specific to any of these three, please see the subsequent sections.

Operator Documentation

This section contains the documentation for deploying and operating the keystone service.

User Documentation

This section contains the documentation for end-users of keystone.

CLI Documentation

This section details information related to keystone management commands.

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