Creating an organization involves specifying the organization settings and creating a user account for the organization administrator.

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Open the New Organization wizard to start the process of creating an organization.

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Provide a descriptive name and an optional description for your new organization.

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You can use an LDAP service to provide a directory of users and groups for the organization. If you do not specify an LDAP service, you must create a user account for each user in the organization. Only a system administrator can set LDAP options. An organization administrator cannot modify LDAP options.

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Every organization should have at least one local organization administrator account, so that users can log in even if the LDAP and SAML services are unavailable.

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A catalog provides organization users with a library of vApp templates and media that they can use to create vApps and install applications on virtual machines.

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vCloud Director requires an SMTP server to send user notification and system alert emails. An organization can use the system email settings or use its own email settings.

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Leases, quotas, and limits constrain the ability of organization users to consume storage and processing resources. Use these settings to prevent users from depleting or monopolizing an organization's resources.

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Before you create the organization, review the settings you entered.