Understanding Products, Projects, and Organizations

Overview

This topic describes the WhiteSource data model of Products, Projects, and Organizations. This works the following way:

  • In WhiteSource, the basic building block is annotated as a Project

  • Multiple projects make up a single Product

  • Several products may belong to the same Organization

Project

A Project in WhiteSource is mapped to a build or module in your development environment, the inventory (BOM) is made up of open source components found within that project.

Details of a specific Project can be found in the Project's page.

  • In order to view a specific Project, click the Products tab, hover over a product and select a project from the list:

  • In order to search for a Project, start typing in the text box withing the Products tab, for example, typing "cliq" shows all projects starting with word "cliq".

Product

Multiple Projects make up a Product (application), the inventory is made up of all open source components found within its projects and shows aggregated information regarding licenses, security risks, alerts and more.

Details of a specific product can be found on the Product's page.

  • In order to view a specific Product, click the Products tab and select a Product from the list:

Organization

Multiple Products make up an Organization (business unit), the inventory is made up of all open source components found across all Products (applications) and shows aggregated information regarding licenses, security risks, alerts, and more.

Details of an Organization can be found on the home page (the Organizational dashboard).

  • In order to view a different Organization, click the Organizations tab and select an Organization from the list: