6. Review the Organization

An organization is a logical collection of users, teams, projects, and inventories. It is the highest level object in the Tower object hierarchy.

From the left navigation bar, click the Organizations (organizations-icon) icon.


Ansible Tower creates a default organization automatically. Users of Tower with a Self-support level license only have the default organization available and should not delete it. Users of older versions of Tower (prior to 2.2) will not see this default organization.

Organizations - default view

A default organization has been automatically created and is available to all users of Ansible Tower. It can be used as is or edited later as needed.

For the purpose of this Quick Start Guide, leave the default organization as is and click Save.


If you are using Ansible Tower with a Basic license, you must use the default organization. Only Enterprise or Premium Tower licenses have the ability to add new organizations beyond the default.

To edit the default organization later, expand its ‘Properties’ by clicking on the Edit (edit) button and entering the appropriate details, then save your changes.

Organizations - default expanded

Enterprise and Premium Tower license users who want to add a new organization should refer to the Organizations section in the Tower User Guide.