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Glossary of Terms

The following terms are used throughout Tenable.io Container Security product documentation.

Term

Description

CD System

A Continuous Deployment system - typically used to monitor for successful builds that have passed tests, and to take those successful builds and push them to production environments, thus automating the deployment of the successful builds.

CI System

A Continuous Integration system - typically used to monitor source control commits, such as merged pull requests in GitHub, to automatically trigger a build (to test) as the change in source control is detected.

CI/CD System

A Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment system - typically used to monitor source control commits, such as merged pull requests in GitHub, to automatically trigger a build (to test) as the change in source control is detected, and upon successful completion of the build and test phase, to take those successful builds and push them to production environments, thus automating the deployment of the successful build.

Container

A running instance of a container image. A container image that has been started or otherwise executed.

Container Image

An application hosted inside of a container image file (e.g., ubuntu:14.04).

Container Image Tag

A specific release or version of an application hosted inside of a container (e.g., 14.04).

Container Registry

A storage location for Container Images. Provides developers and continuous integration systems the ability to store containers that are pushed.

Continuous Deployment

A development practice where operations (or DevOps) automatically push successfully tested builds to production environments, making them immediately available.

Continuous Integration

A development practice where developers integrate code into a shared source control repository, regularly, as changes are made.

Image

An application hosted inside of a container image file (e.g., ubuntu:14.04).

Image Tag

A specific release or version of an application hosted inside of a container (e.g., 14.04).

Organization Admin

The role assigned to the first user registering for Tenable.io Container Security, at the time the Organization is created. If you have registered without an invitation, you were automatically assigned the role of Organization Admin and a new Organization was created for your account.

Registry

A storage location for Container Images. Provides developers and continuous integration systems the ability to store containers that are pushed.

Repository

A storage location or namespace, within the registry, for an image (e.g., /org/tenable_io_container_security/approved/).

Tag

A specific release or version of an application hosted inside of a container (e.g., 14.04).

User

The role assigned to invited users registering for Tenable.io Container Security, for pre-existing Organizations. If you have registered via an invitation, you were automatically assigned the role of User and you were added to the same Organization of the user who invited you.

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