Project - Concepts
A Project is a grouping of Scaleway resources. Each Scaleway Organization comes with a default Project, and you can create new Projects if necessary. Projects are cross-region, meaning resources located in different regions can be grouped in one single Project. When grouping resources into different Projects, you can use IAM to define custom access rights for each Project.
A Scaleway resource is either a product or a feature in the Scaleway Ecosystem. Examples of resources include Instances, Private Networks, Kubernetes Kapsule and Flexible IPs, to name a few.
An SSH key (Secure Shell key) allows passwordless connection to an Instance. An SSH key is generated by creating an RSA key pair, consisting of two elements:
- a sensitive identification key, (aka private key) which must be stored securely
- a public key, which is uploaded to the Scaleway interface.
The public key is kept in your Scaleway account and transferred to the Instance during the boot process, while the identification key is kept securely on your local computer. When connecting to the Instance via SSH, a trusted connection to the machine is established using the key pair.