Active Directory

Active Directory

About this service

Other names for this service

Campus AD, UOFI AD, UIUC AD

Service documentation

Why to use this service

The AD provides a secure central authentication mechanism based on Kerberos, used by many enterprise apps (SiteMinder, UC-Exchange, UC-Lync, Illinois Compass). AD can also provide central authorization through the use of LDAP security groups used for access control or email lists. Centralized configuration streamlines the various campus units IT management of multiple servers and endpoints.

Features

Centralized configuration management using Group Policy Objects (GPOs), Organizational Unit (OU) containers with delegated rights, WINS name resolution

Getting and using this service

Who can use this service

Undergraduate students
Graduate/Professional Students
Faculty/Staff
Retiree
UniHigh
Extramural
OLLI
Allied
Auxilaries
UA

How to get this service

Active Directory accounts are automatically provisioned to most Urbana NetIDs.  IT Pros representing units may request advanced features using an Organizational Unit (OU) container by emailing adsupport@illinois.edu.

Cost

No charge

How to use this service

Available to all on-campus networks via supported protocols.

Quotas and usage restrictions

OU Administration limited to full-time faculty/staff

Sensitive data considerations

FERPA-suppression opt-in results in blank person record, group membership viewing is restricted due to FERPA

Hours and support

Standard service hours

24x7

Scheduled maintenance hours

Redundancy affords continuous availability, but normal patch time is usually first Thursday evening of month.

Staffed support hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

How to report issues

Contact the Technology Services Help Desk or email adsupport@illinois.edu.