A provider organization is a node in the LDAP directory that logically contains full organizations and shared organizations. The provider organization node has attributes that allow the SPA to manage subordinate organizations.
In the LDAP directory, a provider organization must be located under a mail domain. For an example, see Sample Service-Provider Organization Data, later in this appendix.
A provider organization cannot contain user entries. Instead, users are provisioned in the organizations created under the provider organization.
A provider organization stores directory information about the organizations created under it. For example:
Whether the provider organization can contain shared organizations, full organizations, or both
Domain names that can be used by the shared organizations created under this provider organization
The types and number of Class-of-Services packages available to the organizations created under this provider organization
The organization designated to be the home of the SPA for the provider organization.