Data Director user management modes control how users are assigned and managed among different organizations. Data Director has two user management modes: Global mode (for enterprises) and By Organization mode (for service providers). Global user management mode is the default.

By Organization user management mode has the following characteristics.

Organizations are set up as separate, isolated enterprises with no visibility into other organizations.

The Data Director system user list is not visible to organizations.

No organization can see another organization's user list.

Organization administrators send email to invite users to join their organization, or users can navigate to the Data Director application URL and click an email link to request access to an organization.

Global user management mode has the following characteristics.

Organizations are set up as separate departments, business units, or groups within one enterprise, such as a corporation's HR and Finance departments.

All Data Director users are visible to all organizations within Data Director.

Organization administrators contact users to invite them to the organization or grant access directly from the system user list.

You configure the Data Director user management modes during installation. User management mode cannot be changed. In both Global and By Organization user management modes, organization administrators must grant users access to their organization.