A project is the highest level entity in Continua and acts as a container for a Configuration(s). Without a project Configurations cannot exists. Projects don't exists purely for a Configuration to exist though, they also provide a way for users of the system to setup project specific configurables. For example, security and permissions that are applied at a global level can also be applied to a specific project. A user has the ability to allow and deny certain permissions to a user/group/role just for a specific project. A project can also contain repositories which are only accessible by configurations created in the project. Projects are also capable of overriding variables and cleanup policies which were defined at the global level.