[openstack-dev] [all] tenant vs. project

Ihar Hrachyshka ihrachys at redhat.com
Fri Feb 12 12:10:08 UTC 2016

Sean Dague <sean at dague.net> wrote:

> Ok... this is going to be one of those threads, but I wanted to try to
> get resolution here.
> OpenStack is wildly inconsistent in it's use of tenant vs. project. As
> someone that wasn't here at the beginning, I'm not even sure which one
> we are supposed to be transitioning from -> to.
> At a minimum I'd like to make all of devstack use 1 term, which is the
> term we're trying to get to. That will help move the needle.
> However, again, I'm not sure which one that is supposed to be (comments
> in various places show movement in both directions). So people with
> deeper knowledge here, can you speak up as to which is the deprecated
> term and which is the term moving forward.

Tenant is deprecated, and project is the new term to use.

Why am I confident? Neutron is currently looking into doing the naming  


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