Add support for br --endpoint?
TL;DR: I want to add `--endpoint` to the br command, because `br login`
has global scope.
We at Cloudsoft use `br` in our qa jenkins jobs. However, the `br login`
command has global scope. This means that two jobs run on the same
jenkins slave (both running as user `jenkins`) will interfere if their
`br login ...; br catalog add ...` commands become interleaved.
I propose that we add support for a `--endpoint` argument in br
commands. For example:
br login https://localhost:8443 admin pa55w0rd
br --endpoint https://localhost:8443 catalog add /path/to/mybundle/
Note that `br login` stores the credentials in ~/.brooklyn_cli, along
with a "target" for the endpoint that is currently active.
Alternative approaches include:
1. Custom configuration file, such as:
br --config /path/to/.brooklyn_cli login https://localhost:8443
br --config /path/to/.brooklyn_cli catalog add /path/to/mybundle/
2. Introduce the notion of "profiles", such as:
br login --profile staging https://localhost:8443 admin pa55w0rd
br --profile staging catalog add /path/to/mybundle/
But profiles would be more complex to implement - it implies support for
multiple logins to the same endpoint with different user:credentials.