Central Registry

Central Registry

About this service

Provided By

Other names for this service

None Listed

Service documentation

Why to use this service

  • Centralized framework allows efficient use of a standard framework for creating and updating information about a person or non-person entity
  • Pulls data from multiple sources including Banner, EDW, and various manual processes for convenient access
  • Electronic Directory Editor gives individuals self-service access to update information about themselves and other delegated entries in the directory that isn't pulled from Banner
  • Consumer feeds provide a common framework for pushing changes made in the central registry to the campus LDAP, Active Directory and the ICS directory automatically and quickly.


NetID Creation, group alias management, long-term guest account management, allied agency customer management, iCard TCN WebGeneration

Getting and using this service

Who can use this service

Undergraduate students
Graduate/Professional Students
Diploma Recipient (eduSource graduated)

How to get this service

A Central Registry entry is automatically created when an Urbana NetID is assigned.


No Charge

How to use this service

EDE is accessed by the web through Shibboleth authentication. Services needing to perform programmatic updates can connect via a SOAP API or using an LDAP client API.

Quotas and usage restrictions

None Listed

Sensitive data considerations

Directory contains data on FERPA-suppressed individuals but is only accessible to the identity management team and, in rare cases, service managers who have completed FERPA training.

Hours and support

Standard service hours


Scheduled maintenance hours

Monthly patching the 3rd Wednesday of each month between 5:30 and 7:30 AM. Other maintenance may be done periodically, but always weekday mornings between 5:30 AM and 7:30 AM or weekend mornings between 5:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Staffed support hours

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

How to report issues

Contact Technology Services Identity and Access Management at techservices-iamu@illinois.edu.