Add a Top-Level OU


Any OU without a parent is considered a top-level OU. You should consider your entire organization's OU structure before adding a top-level OU. For more information, see the article titled "Structuring OUs". You will be asked to select a permission scheme when you create the OU, so if you want to use a custom scheme you should define it before you begin.

To add a new top-level OU:

  1. Click 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 drop-down menu, select the Default OU Permissions Scheme or another custom scheme.
    • Note: if custom permission schemes are turned off, you will not see this field, and the default permission scheme will be used.
  6. In the Owners drop-down menus, select at least a user or a group.
  7. Enter an optional Description.
  8. Click Create OU.

By default, Owners have full access to the OU if you are using the Default OU Permissions Scheme.


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