OpenStack Security Guide

OpenStack Security Guide


This book provides best practices and conceptual information about securing an OpenStack cloud.


This guide was last updated as of the Pike release, documenting the OpenStack Pike, Ocata, and Newton releases. It may not apply to EOL releases Mitaka, Kilo and Liberty.

We advise that you read this at your own discretion when planning on implementing security measures for your OpenStack cloud.

This guide is intended as advice only.

The OpenStack Security team is based on voluntary contributions from the OpenStack community. You can contact the security community directly in the #openstack-security channel on Freenode IRC, or by sending mail to the openstack-discuss mailing list with the [security] prefix in the subject header.


Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

Except where otherwise noted, this document is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. See all OpenStack Legal Documents.