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CO Departments

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:

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COUs vs CO Groups
COUs vs CO Groups

Organizations

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.

Comparison Summary


COUCO DepartmentCO GroupOrganization
Object TypeStructural ObjectPrimary Registry ObjectPrimary Registry ObjectPrimary Registry Object
Belongs To
  • CO
  • CO
  • COU
  • CO
  • COU (for automatic groups only)
  • CO
Has Many
  • CO Person Roles
  • CO Departments

  • CO People (via CoGroupMember)
  • CO Email List

HIerarchicalHierarchicalYesNo (CO-1523)No (CO-721)No
Supported AttributesNone
  • Addresses
  • Email Addresses
  • Identifiers
  • Telephone Numbers
  • URLs
  • Leadership Group
  • Administrative Group
  • Support Group
  • Open / Closed
  • Managers (via CoGroupMember)
  • Email Addresses (via CoEmailList)
  • Identifiers (as of Registry v3.3.0)
  • Addresses
  • Email Addresses
  • Identifiers
  • Telephone Numbers
  • URLs