Support for Federated authentication via Web Single-Sign-On – When configured in keystone, the user will be able to choose the authentication mechanism to use from those support by the deployment. This feature must be enabled by changes to local_settings.py to be utilized. The related settings to enable and configure can be found here.
Support for Theming – A simpler mechanism to specify a custom theme for Horizon has been included. Allowing for use of CSS values for Bootstrap and Horizon variables, as well as the inclusion of custom CSS. More details available here
Sahara UX Improvements – Dramatic improvements to the Sahara user experience have been made with the addition of guided cluster creation and guided job creation pages.
Launch Instance Wizard (beta) – A full replacement for the launch instance workflow has been implemented in AngularJS to address usability issues in the existing launch instance workflow. Due to the late inclusion date and limited testing, this feature is marked as beta for Kilo and not enabled by default. To use the new workflow, the following change to local_settings.py is required:
LAUNCH_INSTANCE_NG_ENABLED = True. Additionally, you can disable the default launch instance wizard with the following:
LAUNCH_INSTANCE_LEGACY_ENABLED = False. This new work is a view into future development in Horizon.
Expose serial console
Managed/Unmanaged volume support – allows admin to manage existing volumes not managed by cinder, as well as unmanage volumes
Volume transfer support between projects
View added to allow administrators to view/add/update Glance Metadata definitions
Suspend/Resume actions for Stacks
Preview Stack view allows users to preview stacks specified in templates before creating them.
Resizing of Trove instances – changing instance flavor
Display IPMI meters values from Ceilometer
New Reusable AngularJS widgets in Horizon:
AngularJS table implementation
Table drawers – expandable table content
Transfer table widget
Configurable web root for Horizon beyond just ‘/’
Volumes created from snapshots are empty - https://bugs.launchpad.net/horizon/+bug/1447288
Django 1.8 is not fully supported yet.