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Does anyone know if there's a way of identifying an Org based on the Org Id?

I received the "org recently accessed using SSL3.0" email that is going to admins at the moment because of the SSL switchoff, and it includes the Org ID. I work with a lot of Orgs. I'm not confident that there's any quick way to work out which Org this relates to, but if there is, it will save me logging in to a lot of Orgs to find which one it relates to.

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It's not a complete solution, more of a clue about which Org you are dealing with.

Have a look at the pod identifier. This is the forth character in the ID and comes straight after the 00D keyprefix.

With this you can determine the Pod/Server that the Org was created on (see important Caveat below). There is a separate question that lists how to do the mapping in more detail.

E.g. If the Org ID was 00DE00001234ooT, then the Pod identifier is E, which corresponds to NA9.

Probably the best information from this approach is if you are dealing with a Sandbox or a production Org.

Caveat

The BIG problem with this approach is that it doesn't account for Orgs that are migrated from one Pod to another. This does occur and makes such an approach unpopular with a number of people. Use it as you will.

Pods also change over time, such as new ones being activated.


You may also want to look into the Environment Hub to manage multiple Organizations that you own:

The Environment Hub main page displays a list of all member organizations connected to the hub. For each organization, its name, description, edition, organization ID, single sign-on status, and other details are displayed.

Or the License Management App for client orgs using a managed package.

  • Environment Hub is freely available, or is it an additional cost? I'd heard about it but I didn't realise it was widely available. – Steven Herod Nov 10 '14 at 22:54
  • @StevenHerod To be perfectly honest I haven't used the Environment Hub yet. Based on Setting up Environment Hub it should work for Enterprise, Performance and Unlimited editions and can be enabled by contacting support. There is no mention of a separate SKU to have it. – Daniel Ballinger Nov 10 '14 at 23:14
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I've been using this tool which lets me switch between orgs quickly. Once I'm in an org, I go to Developer Console -> Execute Anonymous Apex and use

UserInfo.getOrganizationId()

This would return your org id. I've been able to swoop through around 30 odd orgs in a matter of minutes using the tool and the above approach.

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    I would pay very close attention to the security notice in the app description. – pchittum Nov 4 '14 at 10:24

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