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A brief heads up

Kisi works according to one of two models: the Organizations model, or the Standard model.

The first model Kisi implemented was the standard model, where the login can be done only through a Kisi user. The organizations model came after and also offers SSO authentication and SCIM integration.

The differences between the standard model and the organizations model are detailed below.

Places#

The organizations model is composed of places, but many customizations can be made globally. Each place contains doors, floors, elevators, integrations, hardware, settings and events history.

Some features can be configured or viewed both per organization or per place. These are the integrations, specific settings and the history of events.

The rest of the features are configured at the organization level. These features are users, teams, cards, alert policies and billing.

The standard model is organized by places. For each place, the same features as in the organizations model are included, but also each one controls its members, groups, cards, alert policies and billing information. Meaning that each place functions independently from the other.

Users vs. Members#

In the organizations model, people that belong to the Kisi system are called Users. In the standard model they are called Members. For more details on how members/users behave in Kisi, please check the Members concepts and the Managing access rights guide.

Teams vs. Groups#

In the organizations model, the sets of people that an administrator can configure are called Teams. In the standard model they are called Groups. For more details on how members/users behave in Kisi, please check the Groups concepts and the Managing access rights guide.

Future migration#

In 2021, customers on the standard model will be migrated to the organization model.

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If you are going to build an integration, please make sure you do it on the organization model