Campus Active Directory - Overview

Welcome to the Campus Active Directory! Here is some information to get you started using the service.


The Campus Active Directory Service provides a centralized Active Directory instance for the University of Wisconsin - Madison campus. The Campus Active Directory Service will allow participating departments to take advantage of centralized NetID-based authentication while allowing for delegated administration of local resources. This allows departmental IT administrators to assign group policies, manage security groups, and deploy software while taking advantage of the convenience of NetID authentication.

Active Roles Server (ARS) is an add-on component that enables automation of Active Directory object creation workflow, rights provisioning, and adds additional reporting features on the Campus Active Directory for administrators.

Organizations that are interested in participating in the Campus Active Directory Service may request service by completing a request here: Campus Active Directory Request Form.

Additional Information

Additional information about Campus Active Directory can be found here:

The Campus AD Members and Administrators Group (MAG) meets quarterly to allow service participants to receive information and provide feedback. If you are interested in being a part of the MAG, please contact

Where to Get Help

If you have any questions or issues, please e-mail

Keywords:campus active directory intro introduction new welcome getting started   Doc ID:12331
Owner:Marc T.Group:Identity and Access Management
Created:2009-09-30 19:00 CDTUpdated:2020-04-09 08:57 CDT
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