A Networked Enterprise is an enterprise-level architecture supported by the Igloo platform that provides centralized management of multiple digital workplaces. Often referred to as a hub and spoke enterprise or enterprise solution. A hub and spoke enterprise consists of a single hub (a central digital workplace) and one or more spokes (all other digital workplaces within the enterprise). Used in combination with an Enterprise Administration Panel (EAP), this is a scalable and flexible framework for large distributed enterprises.
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Enterprise Administrators have full administrator access to all digital workplaces within a Networked Enterprise.
As a result of these behaviors, all users within a Networked Enterprise are always members of the hub.
Networked Enterprise setup
In this example, each spoke uses its own Directory, ILST, and IDP. A user's membership is directly synced to their spoke, and they must authenticate with their spoke before being able to access the hub. Some content creators and administrators may be given credentials to sign in directly to the hub in order to manage enterprise-wide collaborative resources.
Tip: Syncing members directly to the hub should be avoided. Using multiple ILSTs to sync to a single workplace can cause conflicts in which members get added or removed. This is avoided by using separate ILST syncs for each spoke. With this setup, if a user is revoked from a spoke, they also must be revoked from the hub.