A project is a place to separate management activity. All Rundeck activities occur within the context of a project. Multiple projects can be maintained on the same Rundeck server. Projects are independent from one another, so you can use them to organize unrelated systems within a single Rundeck installation. This can be useful for managing different teams, infrastructures, environments or applications.
Projects can be archived and imported to other Rundeck servers to help promote changes between environments.
A new installation will not contain any projects so Rundeck will present you with a dialog to create one.