[CentralOH] Amazon AWS API Infrastructure

Austin Godber godber at gmail.com
Mon May 7 02:07:18 CEST 2012

Hi Patrick,

There is an open source cloud infrastructure project, implemented in
python no less, with an API that I think is identical to amazons.  It
is called openstack:


Is this what you're looking for?


On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Patrick Shuff <patrick.shuff at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone.  Good to meet everybody the other night at the user group
> meeting.  I hope my questions about promoting python in the enterprise
> didn't come across as "scoping python talent".  That was not my intention.
>  And we're not currently hiring :)
> Okay, now on to my questions:
> Does anyone have any knowledge of a project that basically replicates
> Amazon's API Infrastructure i.e. create API Access Keys/Secret Key.  I was
> thinking instead of re-invent the wheel allowing developers to access an
> API, I could re-use most authentication code from the boto library.
>  Thoughts?
> Also along the same lines, what are folks using to authenticate server
> requests using username/passwords?  I've looked into OpenID.   Is this the
> right choice?  Please note I am not using Django and would prefer this be
> framework agnostic.  Preferably it would be something with client code
> already available in most languages (javascript, python, etc).
> It would be nice to just wrap my framework handlers with decorators for all
> the authentication stuff (changing bits and pieces where necessary).
> Thanks everyone!
> Patrick
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