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NGINX One is currently available in Early Access. This preview version is for evaluation and testing purposes only and should not be used in production environments.

NGINX One glossary

This glossary defines terms used in NGINX One and F5 Distributed Cloud.

Related guide: F5 Distributed Cloud: Core Concepts


In F5 Distributed Cloud, a namespace groups a tenant’s configuration objects, similar to administrative domains. Every object within a namespace must have a unique name, and each namespace must be unique to its tenant. This setup ensures isolation, preventing cross-reference of objects between namespaces.


A tenant in F5 Distributed Cloud is an entity that owns a specific set of configuration and infrastructure. It is a fundamental concept for isolation, meaning a tenant cannot access objects or infrastructure of other tenants. Tenants can be of two types: individual and enterprise, with the latter allowing multiple users with role-based access control (RBAC) roles.