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From Chiradeep Vittal <>
Subject Re: what does cloudstack stateless means?
Date Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:15:28 GMT
If you are using the API, it becomes session-less since the api call is
encrypted with your API keys/secret. This provides the management server
with a way to authenticate every API call without any login state.

On 3/12/13 4:11 PM, "Kirk Kosinski" <> wrote:

>Hi, the CloudStack management server is "stateless" in that there is no
>important configuration on the mgmt server, and everything is in the
>database.  When your mgmt server fails, you can recover quickly by
>installing CS on a new server and pointing it to the db (and probably a
>few other steps).
>For clients accessing the web UI, there is session data and clients
>cannot switch between mgmt servers without logging in again.  The docs
>hint to this in the load balancer configuration where it says
>connections to mgmt servers should be sticky and not random.  If you are
>using the API with API/secret keys, there is no session info and you can
>switch between mgmt servers without a problem.
>Best regards,
>On 03/12/2013 07:30 AM, Wang Fei wrote:
>> to my knowledge, it means that ms did not retain any client information
>> *session* on server-side.
>> so I wonder cloudstack how to identify user and how cloudstack implement
>> stateless?
>> After googling, I can not found any document about this. I would be very
>> appreciated if anyone could
>> explain this for me.
>> ----
>> best regards

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