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Ansible 2 Cloud Automation Cookbook

By : Aditya Patawari, Vikas Aggarwal
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Ansible 2 Cloud Automation Cookbook

By: Aditya Patawari, Vikas Aggarwal

Overview of this book

Ansible has a large collection of inbuilt modules to manage various cloud resources. The book begins with the concepts needed to safeguard your credentials and explain how you interact with cloud providers to manage resources. Each chapter begins with an introduction and prerequisites to use the right modules to manage a given cloud provider. Learn about Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and other providers. Each chapter shows you how to create basic computing resources, which you can then use to deploy an application. Finally, you will be able to deploy a sample application to demonstrate various usage patterns and utilities of resources.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

User management

OpenStack provides an elaborate user management mechanism. If we are coming from a typical third-party cloud provider, such as AWS or GCP, then it can look overwhelming. The following list explains the building blocks of user management:

  • Domain: This is a collection of projects and users that define an administrative entity. Typically, they can represent a company or a customer account. For a self-hosted setup, this could be done on the basis of departments or environments. A user with administrative privileges on the domain can further create projects, groups, and users.
  • Group: A group is a collection of users owned by a domain. We can add and remove privileges from a group and our changes will be applied to all the users within the group.
  • Project: A project creates a virtual isolation for resources and objects. This can be done to separate departments and environments...