Keystone and HAProxy

I’m trying to get the astapor puppet module (used in the Openstack Foreman Installer and Staypuft) to configure SSL via a proxy. I’m going to use haproxy since it may already be available on the system and it supports SSL termination.

I’m starting with Keystone, as usual, since it is the core of things. Here are some notes from my first crack at doing it manually.

I cheated a bit and used this blog entry to get the basic jist on configuring haproxy for SSL termination. I just copied the default haproxy.cfg to keystone.cfg, deleted the default listeners and added this block:

frontend main *:5000
bind ssl crt /etc/pki/tls/private/combined.pem
default_backend keystone-backend

frontend admin *:35357
bind ssl crt /etc/pki/tls/private/combined.pem
default_backend admin-backend

backend keystone-backend
redirect scheme https if !{ ssl_fc }
server keystone1 check

backend admin-backend
redirect scheme https if !{ ssl_fc }
server admin1 check

I started it with:

# haproxy -f /etc/haproxy/keystone.cfg

And of course it failed because keystone is already listening on those ports. So I left it dead for now. I switched gears and started following my previous blog post on configuring keystone for SSL. The difference is that I just need to create the new secure endpoint, then re-configure keystone.cfg to listen on ports 5001 and 35358 instead.

Note: HAproxy only takes a single option for SSL so you need to concatonate the public cert, private key and CA cert(s) into a single file and use that. When I generate these certs using certmonger I’ll probably end up using a post-save script to do this concatonation.

So I did that, deleted the original keystone endpoint, restart the openstack-keystone service and finally I was able to start up haproxy.

I then fixed my adminrc to use SSL and include OS_CACERT=/path/to/ca and then tried a keystone endpoint-list only to get an SSL failure.

The problem is in python-backports-ssl_match_hostname. The puppet manifests I’m using currently put IP addresses in for everything and I’ve no time or skill to track all that down so I figured I could cheat for a bit and use an IP Address SAN. The problem is that this is explicitly not allowed in match_hostname so the request fails. For now I added some matching code so it works:

if key == 'IP Address':
    if value == hostname:

So with that in place I can now run keystone endpoint-list successfully. I then moved onto the rest of my previous blog on manually converting to secure Keystone and was able to get nova, glance and cinder working. I’m just about ready to fire up a VM at this point.


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