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Chapter 3. The Project Tab

The Project tab provides an interface for viewing and managing the resources of a project. Set a project as active in Identity > Projects to view and manage resources in that project.

Dashboard Tab

The following options are available in the Project tab:

Table 3.1. The Compute Tab

Parameter NameDescription


View reports for the project.


View, launch, create a snapshot from, stop, pause, or reboot instances, or connect to them through the console.


Use the following tabs to complete these tasks:

  • Volumes - View, create, edit, and delete volumes.
  • Volume Snapshots - View, create, edit, and delete volume snapshots.


View images, instance snapshots, and volume snapshots created by project users, and any images that are publicly available. Create, edit, and delete images, and launch instances from images and snapshots.

Access & Security

Use the following tabs to complete these tasks:

  • Security Groups - View, create, edit, and delete security groups and security group rules.
  • Key Pairs - View, create, edit, import, and delete key pairs.
  • Floating IPs - Allocate an IP address to or release it from a project.
  • API Access - View API endpoints, download the OpenStack RC file, download EC2 credentials, and view credentials for the logged-in project user.

Table 3.2. The Network Tab

Parameter NameDescription

Network Topology

View the interactive topology of the network.


Create and manage public and private networks and subnets.


Create and manage routers.

Table 3.3. The Object Store Tab

Parameter NameDescription


Create and manage storage containers. A container is a storage compartment for data, and provides a way for you to organize your data. It is similar to the concept of a Linux file directory, but it cannot be nested.

Table 3.4. The Orchestration Tab

Parameter NameDescription


Orchestrate multiple composite cloud applications using templates, through both an OpenStack-native REST API and a CloudFormation-compatible Query API.