Create an OU


Create an OU

OUs are building blocks that act as containers for projects or other OUs and allow you to build out a hierarchy that reflects your company’s organizational structure in the cloud. Throughout Kion, OUs are specified as:

  • Top-level OUs. Any OU without a parent is considered a top-level OU. These represent the highest points in your organizational hierarchy.
  • Parent OUs. Parent OUs can be top-level OUs or child OUs, depending on where they fall in your structure. OUs are considered parent OUs if they have at least one child OU descending from them.
  • Child OUs. Child OUs are OUs that fall below other OUs in your organizational hierarchy. Child OUs inherit cloud rules and draw funding from the parent OU directly above them.

To add an OU:

  1. Navigate to OUs > All OUs.
  2. Click Add New.
  3. Enter an OU Name to identify the OU throughout the application. The name must be unique among OUs.
  4. In the Parent OU field, select None to designate this as a top-level OU, or select a parent OU to designate this as a child OU.
  5. In the Permissions Scheme dropdown menu, select the Default OU Permissions Scheme or another custom scheme.
  6. If custom permission schemes are turned off, you will not see the Permissions Scheme field, and the default permission scheme will be used. For information about using custom permission schemes, see Add a Custom Permission Scheme.
  7. Select at least one user or user group as the OU owner.
  8. (Optional) Enter a Description.
  9. Click Create OU.

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