What is an OU?


What is an OU?

OU is an abbreviation for organizational unit. 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. The hierarchy you build will determine the pathways and groupings for fund allocation and policy inheritance.

OUs are described as either top-level or child. Top-level OUs are simply OUs that don’t have any parent OUs above them in the company structure.

Top-level OUs are typically attached to a funding source. Funds can then be allocated down to any child OUs or projects.

Cloud rules can be attached to any OU. Once a cloud rule is attached, all child OUs and projects will inherit the same cloud rule. If you need to exempt a specific OU or project from a cloud rule you have applied, you can submit a cloud rule exemption request. For more information see the article titled Requesting Cloud Rule Exemptions.

OUs can also be moved after they are created. For more information, see the article titled Move an OU.


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