Rackspace Cloud Identity API 2.0#
Last updated: Aug 17, 2016
The Rackspace Cloud Identity API service enables developers to manage authentication and authorization services for Rackspace Cloud services through a simple Representational State Transfer (REST) web service interface.
The Rackspace Cloud Identity service v2.0 is an implementation of OpenStack Keystone Service v2.0 that provides common, token-based authentication and authorization services that allow seamless access to Rackspace Cloud products and services.
- Authentication generates a token in response to valid credentials submitted by a user, process, or client. Then, that token is used to confirm identity when requesting access to systems or resources defined in the Cloud Identity service service catalog.
- Authorization determines the resources and actions available to a user, client, or process based on access control capabilities that can be defined and managed using the Rackspace Cloud Identity service.
This guide is intended to assist software developers who want to develop applications by using the REST application programming interface (API) for the Cloud Identity service.
To use the information provided here, you should have a general understanding of the service and have access to an installation of it. You should also be familiar with the following technologies:
- RESTful web services
- JSON or XML serialization formats
Use the following links to get user and reference information for using the Rackspace Cloud Identity service REST API.
You can also use Cloud Identity from the Cloud Control Panel or by using one of the language-specific software development kits or the rack CLI.