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Cloud Security Automation

By : Prashant Priyam
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Cloud Security Automation

By: Prashant Priyam

Overview of this book

Security issues are still a major concern for all IT organizations. For many enterprises, the move to cloud computing has raised concerns for security, but when applications are architected with focus on security, cloud platforms can be made just as secure as on-premises platforms. Cloud instances can be kept secure by employing security automation that helps make your data meet your organization's security policy. This book starts with the basics of why cloud security is important and how automation can be the most effective way of controlling cloud security. You will then delve deeper into the AWS cloud environment and its security services by dealing with security functions such as Identity and Access Management and will also learn how these services can be automated. Moving forward, you will come across aspects such as cloud storage and data security, automating cloud deployments, and so on. Then, you'll work with OpenStack security modules and learn how private cloud security functions can be automated for better time- and cost-effectiveness. Toward the end of the book, you will gain an understanding of the security compliance requirements for your Cloud. By the end of this book, you will have hands-on experience of automating your cloud security and governance.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Horizon – OpenStack dashboard service

Horizon provides a dashboard for OpenStack, where the user can login and self-provision their infrastructure resources. Here, the admin has the right to define the limit on the resources.

Let's see the first screen when you type the URL of your dashboard:

Horizon is designed on the Django framework, which is basically a Python-based web framework that enables rapid development in a clean and realistic way.

OpenStack dashboard itself comes with the option to enable security for different services.

Horizon comes with the default security setting for the dashboard, where you can see all of the services and define the restrictions.

As we read earlier that OpenStack provides RBAC and a multidomain environment, the user will login using the user ID, password, and their domain:

In the preceding screenshot, you can see there are three projects created in a default domain. We can also create additional domains and create projects inside the domains using CLI: