In some cases, as the telephony provider, you want different independent organisations to have their telephony served by your XiVO, e.g. different departments using the same telephony infrastructure, but you do not want each organisation to see or edit the configuration of other organisations.
In, you can create entities, one for each independant organisation.
In, you can select an entity for each administrator.
Once an entity is linked with an administrator, it can not be deleted. You have to unlink the entity from all administrator to be able to delete it.
For the new entity to be useful, you need to create contexts in this entity. You may need:
an Internal context for users, groups, queues, etc.
an Incall context for incoming calls
an Outcall context for outgoing calls, which should be included in the Internal context for the users to be able to call external numbers
Some fields are globally unique and will collide when the same value is used in different entities:
User CTI login
An error message will appear when creating resources with colliding parameters, saying the resource already exists, even if the entity-linked administrator can not see them.
Only the following lists may be filtered by entity:
For the devices:
The filtering only applies to the devices associated with a line.
The devices in autoprov mode or not configured mode are visible by every administrator.
The REST API does not have the notion of entity. When creating a resource without context via REST API, the resource will be associated to an arbitrary entity. Affected resources are: