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

Dean Troyer dtroyer at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 13:30:09 UTC 2016

On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 6:01 AM, Sean Dague <sean at dague.net> wrote:

> 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.

IIRC Nova started with project, until the marriage with Rax, when many
things changed, although the project -> tenant change may have never been
completed.  Keystone v3 started the movement back to project.
OpenStackClient made the commitment from the beginning to present exactly
one term to the user in all cases, and we chose project.

I've thought about making that change in DevStack many times, and would
love to see it happen.  Somehow it never gets to the top of the queue.  And
now in a plugin world, it'll be a bit harder to maintain compatibility.



Dean Troyer
dtroyer at gmail.com
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