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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By : Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch
Book Image

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By: Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Third Edition
About the Authors
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Setting up SSL access

Setting up Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) access provides secure access between the client and our OpenStack Object Storage environment in exactly the same way SSL provides secure access to any other web service. To do this, we configure our proxy server with SSL certificates.


In production, you wouldn't set up SSL directly on the proxy server. You would use a hardware Load Balancer or another appropriate device to do the SSL offloading. Setting up SSL as described in the following recipe is for testing and development purposes only.

Getting ready

Ensure that you are logged in to the swift-proxy node and have the packages installed and configured for running Swift. If you created this node with vagrant, you can execute the following command:

vagrant ssh swift-proxy

How to do it...

Configuration of OpenStack Object Storage to secure communication between the client and the proxy server is done as follows:

  1. In order to provide SSL access to our proxy server, we first create...