SSO Passport allows Administrators to create a hierarchy of Organizations and sub-organizations. Schools are the lowest level in the hierarchy, which can range up to a state Department of Education and it includes districts, and counties. Partners’ organizations also can’t have sub-organizations. Administrators at each level manage adding users, define their Roles, assign them to Groups, grant them access to specific SSO Passport Resources as appropriate to their Role and educational needs, and provision them as needed.

An Administrator at one level of the hierarchy is also an Administrator for all sub-organizations below their own Organization. For example, an Administrator for a school district (Organization) will have administrative privileges for all of the schools within that district (sub-organizations). If the school district has a parent organization, such as a county, then the Administrator at that level will also have administrative privileges for the school district and its schools. Administrators do not have administration privileges for their parent organizations. This structure allows Administrators to address the needs and requests of all users below them.

For an individual school, the parent Organization might be the local school district; for the district, the county; for that office, the state Department of Education. SSO Passport allows you to add organization(s) to the hierarchy in either direction at as many levels as you need.

SSO Passport can respond to changes within the structure of an Organization, reflect changes in Roles and responsibilities within the Organization and allow seamless connection and communication between all levels of the hierarchy.

Example of a hierarchy of Organizations

The types of organizations hierarchy