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About this project

Barbican is the OpenStack Key Manager service. It provides secure storage, provisioning and management of secret data, such as passwords, encryption keys, X.509 Certificates and raw binary data.

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Barbican is included in the install guide. View the install guide
Barbican team has achieved corporate diversity View details
Barbican is maintained following the common Stable branch policy View details
Barbican follows standard deprecation View details
Barbican supports minimal cold (offline) upgrade capabilities View details
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Are vulnerability issues managed by the OpenStack security team?
  • Yes
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Contributions to Barbican

PTL for Latest Release

Dave McCowan

Cisco Systems

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Dave McCowan leads security initiatives for the Cloud Solutions Group at Cisco. He is PTL for the Barbican project and an active contributor to the Security and Kolla projects.


Project Update - Barbican

Join the Project Team Leader of Barbican and core contributors for a project update reflecting current developments in the Pike cycle and discussion of future development activity. We dig into major issues and user needs, and how those needs can be addressed in current and future development. We also discuss hot topics from the Project Teams Gathering, and major development decisions agreed by the team. Get an in-depth look at the top features and enhancements Barbican plans to deliver in the Pike Release.

Most Active Contributors by Company

  • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Cisco Systems
  • GohighSec
  • Red Hat
  • IBM
  • Rackspace
  • SAP
  • SUSE
  • Infinite
  • Inspur

Most Active Individual Contributors

  • Kaitlin Farr
  • Dave McCowan
  • Jeremy Liu
  • Fernando Diaz
  • Juan Antonio Osorio Robles
  • Peter Hamilton
  • Douglas Mendizábal
  • Dane Fichter
  • Ade Lee
  • Brianna Poulos