[openstack-dev] tenant or project

Flavio Percoco flavio at redhat.com
Mon Nov 25 09:20:56 UTC 2013

On 24/11/13 12:47 -0500, Doug Hellmann wrote:
>On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 12:08 AM, Morgan Fainberg <m at metacloud.com> wrote:
>    In all honesty it doesn't matter which term we go with.  As long as we are
>    consistent and define the meaning.  I think we can argue intuitive vs
>    non-intuitive in this case unto the ground.  I prefer "project" to tenant,
>    but beyond being a bit of an "overloaded" term, I really don't think anyone
>    will really notice one way or another as long as everything is using the
>    same terminology.  We could call it "grouping-of-openstack-things" if we
>    wanted to (though I might have to pull some hair out if we go to that
>    terminology). 
>    However, with all that in mind, we have made the choice to move toward
>    project (horizon, keystone, OSC, keystoneclient) and have some momentum
>    behind that push (plus newer projects already use the project
>    nomenclature).   Making a change back to tenant might prove a worse UX than
>    moving everything else in line (nova I think is the one real major hurdle
>    to get converted over, and deprecation of keystone v2 API). 
>FWIW, ceilometer also uses project in our API (although some of our docs use
>the terms interchangeably).

And, FWIW, Marconi uses project as well.


Flavio Percoco
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