Identity Cloud

Organizations in high latency environments

The relationship-derived virtual properties that support the organization model are generally calculated in response to relationship signals that travel down the organization tree hierarchy. Imagine, for example, that a new root organization is added to an existing organization hierarchy (or that a new admin or owner is added to the root of an existing organization hierarchy). The relationship signals that trigger relationship-derived virtual property calculation are propagated down the organization hierarchy, and to all members of the organizations in this hierarchy. This, in turn, updates their relationship-derived virtual property state.

If there are many thousands of members of the organizations in the hierarchy, this operation can take a long time to complete. It is therefore best practice to grow an organization hierarchy downwards, adding new organizations as leaves to an existing hierarchy, and adding new admins and members to the leaves in the hierarchy tree. This is preferable to growing the hierarchy upwards, starting with the leaves, and growing the hierarchy up towards the root.

If you must add a new root to an existing organization hierarchy with many organizations and many members, or a new admin or owner to an organization near the top of the hierarchy, rather perform this request over the command-line, using the examples provided in the previous section.

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