Designing organizational units for Centrify

You can store Centrify-specific objects anywhere in the Active Directory structure if you choose. However, Centrify recommends that you create a single, high-level organizational unit (OU) specifically for Centrify objects at or near the top-level of an Active Directory forest root domain. Using one high-level organizational unit simplifies the management of Centrify containers and UNIX data.

Consolidating all UNIX data under a single organizational unit also enables you to establish an appropriate separation of duties without affecting any other previously-established OUs or permissions in Active Directory and reduces the need for additional process documentation or training. The disadvantage is that there may be strict authorization policies against setting up new organizational units.