An error in function get_user_unique_id_and_display_name()

Bug #1711883 reported by Lei Lei on 2017-08-20
This bug affects 2 people
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OpenStack Identity (keystone)
Lei Lei

Bug Description

Firstly, see the code of function get_user_unique_id_and_display_name() of keystone/auth/plugins/

    # keystone/auth/plugins/

    def get_user_unique_id_and_display_name(request, mapped_properties):

        user = mapped_properties['user']

        user_id = user.get('id')
        user_name = user.get('name') or request.remote_user

        if not any([user_id, user_name]):
            msg = _("Could not map user while setting ephemeral user identity. "
                    "Either mapping rules must specify user id/name or "
                    "REMOTE_USER environment variable must be set.")
            raise exception.Unauthorized(msg)

        elif not user_name:
            user['name'] = user_id

        elif not user_id:
            user_id = user_name

        user['id'] = parse.quote(user_id)
        return (user['id'], user['name'])

There is an error inside above function.
If user.get('name') is None, but request.remote_user is not None, e.g. request.remote_user is "fed_user", then user_name will be "fed_user".
So, the execution path will not go into "elif not user_name". So, for last line "return (user['id'], user['name'])", user['name'] will raise KeyError exception.

Lance Bragstad (lbragstad) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. Do you have inputs or steps to recreate this by interacting with keystone?

description: updated
Lei Lei (leilei) wrote :
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Thanks for asking, Lance.
Yep. The steps are used to create SSO (Single Sign on) for using Google Account to login on OpenStack.
The steps seem not a few. They are as below.

[Environment] CentOS 7.3

1. Login on "Google Developers Console", and set up your own project, which is a "web application".
   1> After the project is created successfully, write down the "client ID" and "client secret". They will be used later.
   2> Set "" to "the authorized redirected URL"

2. Set up a PackStack.

3. Run the commands below in the PackStack:

   source ~/keystonerc_admin
   openstack group create --domain default --description "Federation User Group" federation_group
   openstack project create --domain default --description "Federation Demo Project" federation_demo_project
   openstack role add --domain default --group federation_group admin
   openstack role add --project federation_demo_project --group federation_group admin
   openstack identity provider create google --remote-id

   cat > /tmp/google-mapping-rules.json <<EOF
        "local": [
                "group": {
                    "id": "xxx" # Note, this is the group id created by the second command above

        "remote": [
                "type": "HTTP_OIDC_ISS",
                "any_one_of": [

   openstack mapping create google-idp-mapping --rules ./google-mapping-rules.json
   openstack federation protocol create oidc --identity-provider google --mapping google-idp-mapping

4. Append/Add the following to the proper section of /etc/keystone.conf

    # Allowed authentication methods. (list value)
    methods = external,password,token,oauth1,oidc
    oidc = keystone.auth.plugins.mapped.Mapped

    # Value to be used to obtain the entity ID of the Identity Provider from the
    # environment (e.g. if using the mod_shib plugin this value is `Shib-Identity-
    # Provider`). (string value)
    remote_id_attribute = HTTP_OIDC_ISS
    trusted_dashboard =

5. Install mod_auth_openidc module for Apache
   Commands are like below:


    yum localinstall -y ./cjose-0.5.1-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm
    yum localinstall -y ./hiredis-0.12.1-1.sdl6.x86_64.rpm
    yum localinstall -y ./mod_auth_openidc-2.3.0-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm

6. Add the following content to /etc/httpd/conf.d/10-keystone_wsgi_main.conf

    <VirtualHost *:5000>

        OIDCClaimPrefix "OIDC-"
        OIDCResponseType "id_token"
        OIDCScope "openid email profile"


Lei Lei (leilei) wrote :

The reproduced steps are complex. However, just from the code itself, I think the error is not hard to be found. The point is, if "request.remote_user" is not None but user.get('name') is None, then the last statement "return (user['id'], user['name'])" will raise a KeyError.

Lei Lei (leilei) on 2017-08-30
summary: - A logic error in function get_user_unique_id_and_display_name()
+ An error in function get_user_unique_id_and_display_name()
jiapei (jeremy.jia) on 2017-09-01
Changed in keystone:
status: New → Confirmed
Lei Lei (leilei) on 2017-09-01
Changed in keystone:
assignee: nobody → Lei Lei (leilei)
Changed in keystone:
importance: Undecided → Medium
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