Global scope

The global scope is a special application scope that identifies applications developed prior to application scoping or applications intended to be accessible to all other global applications.

Applications in the global scope do not append a unique namespace identifier to the application name. Global applications can have naming conflicts and data collisions when developers create multiple global applications with the same name.

Since all global applications are in the same application, they bypass scope protections. Global applications allow other global applications access to their tables to
  • Read records
  • Run API requests
  • Create configuration records

Typically, only applications provided by ServiceNow are in the global scope, however any custom applications created before application scope was implemented are also in the global scope.

Applications in the global scope are also not eligible for upload to the application repository or the ServiceNow Store.