Active Directory

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Technology Services


Contact the Technology Services Help Desk or email


How to gain access:

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

Available to:

  • Faculty and Staff
  • Grad Students
  • Undergrads


Active Directory provides University-wide infrastructure to authenticate customers and authorize them to access certain resources, as well as manage accounts, groups, computers, and devices. 


There is no cost associated with this resource.

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Data License

No License

Anything else I need to know?

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.

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