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Barbican is a REST API designed for the secure storage, provisioning and management of secrets such as passwords, encryption keys and X.509 Certificates. It is aimed at being useful for all environments, including large ephemeral Clouds. Documentation and Code can be found at the following locations:

Core Team

  • Core Group in Gerrit
  • [PTL] Douglas Mendizábal (IRC: redrobot)
  • Ade Lee (IRC: ade_lee)
  • Arun Kant (?)
  • Dave McCowan (IRC: dave-mccowan)
  • Juan Antonio Osorio Robles (IRC: jaosorior)
  • Moisés Guimarães de Medeiros (IRC: moguimar)


Weekly Meeting http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/#Barbican_Meeting
IRC #openstack-barbican on Freenode
Mailing List OpenStack-Discuss list, prefix the subject with [barbican]
Bug tracker https://storyboard.openstack.org/#!/project/openstack/barbican
Specs https://opendev.org/openstack/barbican-specs

Getting Started


A good place to start is by reading at the How_To_Contribute to OpenStack page. For information on contributing to Barbican specifically see the Getting Involved page in the developer documentation.

Discussions / Etherpads

Automation Details

Technical Details


Archived Links

These links are no longer relevant, but are kept here for historical reasons.

  • Deprecated Documentation (pre-OpenStack) Wiki