Terminology: Tenant or Project?

asked 2014-09-19 21:14:34 -0600

updated 2014-09-19 21:19:04 -0600

Is there anything like official guidance which of the two terms should be used?

I see, on one hand, that an effort to replace tenant by project in keystone has been ongoing for a year or so (https://www.mail-archive.com/openstack-dev@lists.openstack.org/msg09709.html). On the other hand, in Icehouse the CLIs still use tenant, and so does the cloud admin guide (http://docs.openstack.org/admin-guide-cloud/content/keystone-user-management.html).

Sorry for the bad formatting; I don't seem to have enough karma to use URLs.

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Just noticed that it's called "project" in the user's admin guide http://docs.openstack.org/user-guide-admin/content/admin_cli_manage_projects_users.html

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2014-09-20 23:17:48 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-09-22 13:47:49 -0600

T u l gravatar image


"These terms are interchangeable."

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answered 2014-09-19 23:14:38 -0600

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updated 2014-09-19 23:15:24 -0600

A container used to group or isolate resources and/or identity objects. Depending on the service operator, a tenant can map to a customer, account, organization, or project.

Regards, RHK

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I know what a tenant is. My question is, which terminology is correct - do we call it tenant, as in the admin guide? Or project, as documented in the email that I referred to?

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2014-09-19 23:54:46 -0600 )edit

answered 2014-09-24 06:18:02 -0600

wangrich gravatar image

I'm sure that I've found 'tenant is called project in previous version Openstacks' somewhere. But sorry that I forgot where it is.

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probably you've found it on the link that I gave in my "answer"

T u l gravatar imageT u l ( 2014-09-24 15:59:02 -0600 )edit

probably...sorry for the collision

wangrich gravatar imagewangrich ( 2014-09-24 20:09:31 -0600 )edit

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