CO Departments are primary objects within Registry, which means that they are intended to store representations of external objects (just like CO People), in this case organizational structure within the CO. CO Departments can attach to either a CO or a COU, and can be used to store a number of attributes about the department, including telephone numbers, email addresses, URLs, identifiers, and the sets of people associated with specific responsibilities within the department. CO Departments can be used to support various use cases:
Introduced in Registry v4.0.0, Organizations are intended to represent entities external to the CO, and can track similar attributes to CO People and Departments, including telephone numbers, email addresses, URLs, and identifiers.
|COU||CO Department||CO Group||Organization|
|Object Type||Structural Object||Primary Registry Object||Primary Registry Object||Primary Registry Object|
|HIerarchicalHierarchical||Yes||No (CO-1523)||No (CO-721)||No|