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Barbican

Barbican is a REST API designed for the secure storage, provisioning and management of secrets. It is aimed at being useful for all environments, including large ephemeral Clouds.

Barbican is an OpenStack project developed by the Barbican Project Team with support from Rackspace Hosting <http://www.rackspace.com/>_, EMC, Ericsson, Johns Hopkins University, HP, Red Hat, Cisco Systems, and many more.

The full documentation can be found on the Barbican Developer Documentation Site.

To file a bug, use our bug tracker on OpenStack Storyboard.

Release notes for the project can be found at https://docs.openstack.org/releasenotes/barbican.

Future design work is tracked at https://specs.openstack.org/openstack/barbican-specs.

For development questions or discussion, use the OpenStack-discuss mailing list at openstack-discuss@lists.openstack.org and let us know what you think, just add [barbican] to the subject. You can also join our IRC channel #openstack-barbican on Freenode.

Client Libraries

Getting Started

Please visit our Users, Developers and Operators documentation for details.

Why Should You Use Barbican?

The current state of key management is atrocious. While Windows does have some decent options through the use of the Data Protection API (DPAPI) and Active Directory, Linux lacks a cohesive story around how to manage keys for application use.

Barbican was designed to solve this problem. The system was motivated by internal Rackspace needs, requirements from OpenStack and a realization that the current state of the art could use some help.

Barbican will handle many types of secrets, including:

For the symmetric and asymmetric key types, Barbican supports full life cycle management including provisioning, expiration, reporting, etc.

Design Goals

  1. Provide a central secret-store capable of distributing secret / keying material to all types of deployments including ephemeral Cloud instances.
  2. Support reasonable compliance regimes through reporting and auditability.
  3. Application adoption costs should be minimal or non-existent.
  4. Build a community and ecosystem by being open-source and extensible.
  5. Improve security through sane defaults and centralized management of policies for all secrets.
  6. Provide an out of band communication mechanism to notify and protect sensitive assets.