Does nginx support openstack swift API?

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Thu May 29 12:25:21 UTC 2014


On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 07:04:46PM +0800, Andy wrote:

> Hello guys,
> I'm trying to find a way to use OpenStack SWIFT with nginx, the below are
> request steps:
> 1. nginx is configured as proxy cache
> 2. client send a request to nginx for url:
> 3. nginx received the request and it is a cache miss, it need to fetch the
> content from SWIFT proxy server
> 4. nginx send a request to swift proxy server for authentication, the url
> looks like http://swift-proxy/auth-account, account information is set in
> header, the response from swift proxy server contains a auth-token for that
> account if authentication success.
> 5. then nginx use this auth-token and put it in a new request header, and
> send the new request to the swift proxy server for the original request
> content, there could be a map between client request url to the swift proxy
> url, for example, /filename.txt --> /account/container/filename.txt, so the
> new requst url could be http://swift-proxy/account/container/filename.txt,
> plus the auth-token.
> 6. swift proxy sever response the content to nginx, then nginx cache the
> content and pass the response to the client.
> Could the above requirement be accomplished by some specific configuration
> plus some existing nginx modules?

Looks like something more or less possible with auth_request, see

Maxim Dounin

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