Whether you want to build the software, run it, grow the community or just learn more about it, there will be content, workshops and design sessions for you to attend at the OpenStack Summit, Oct 15-18 in San Diego. Stick around Friday for the first OpenStack service day, a 1/2 day beach cleanup.
The current security model for Swift is one of an external, untrusted network where clients live and an internal, fully-trusted network that the cluster internals use. The proxy server is the only piece that straddles the two.
If someone gains access to the internal network, they have complete control over the entire Swift cluster; they can modify any stored data in any way they want, and maybe even execute arbitrary code on the Swift machines.
In this session, we'll discuss what can be done to make Swift more robust to intrusions on its internal network.