We’re excited to inform you of some important changes we are making to HP Cloud Services. On February 7th, we plan to roll out our new HP Cloud Identity Service. As with all maintenance and status information, we will post the exact timeframe and impact at connect.hpcloud.com.
The new Identity Service delivers consistent identity management and authentication processes across all HP Cloud Services in addition to providing an interface that is compatible with the OpenStack™ Keystone APIs. The Identity Service is an important enhancement because it will serve as a foundational layer that we’ll use to build and grow capabilities for all HP Cloud Services offerings.
The HP Cloud Identity Service will make accessing your HP Cloud Services more efficient. With the HP Cloud Identity Service, you’ll have the ability to:
Access HP Cloud Compute, HP Cloud Object Storage, and all future services with one set of credentials instead of unique credentials for each service
Use a single API endpoint for token management and user authentication instead of individual endpoints for each service
Combine various Compute and Object Storage resources into a tenant or group of resources, allowing for easier resource management
Access a catalog of the HP Cloud Services available to you at any time
What You Will Need to Do
If you are interacting directly with the API for HP Cloud Compute and HP Cloud Object Storage, you must change the authentication endpoint anywhere you have explicitly used it, including configuration files.
If you are using a CLI or a language binding to interact with HP Cloud Services, you will need to upgrade to the latest versions. Updated tools will be available on build.hpcloud.com when the Identity Service is released.
Any third-party tools (e.g. Cyberduck, Euca2ools) will need to be configured to use the new authentication process.
Our intro guide and step-by-step instructions further detail the new Identity Service and authentication steps for both HP Cloud Compute and HP Cloud Object Storage. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to engage live customer support, available Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm CST, by online chat, submitting a request at connect.hpcloud.com/support-ticket
, or email.
We think you’ll find that the HP Cloud Identity Service provides a more seamless experience with HP Cloud Services, and we look forward to sharing news of future improvements with you.
The HP Cloud Services Team