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.

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 Community channel in Microsoft Teams is a place for Active Directory admins to discuss and share best practices. If you would like to join the Teams channel please contact

Important updates to the Campus Active Directory service are shared through the group. These updates will include out-of-band patches, workflow changes to requesting CADS services, etc. If you would like to be a member of this email list please also contact

Where to Get Help

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

Keywordscampus active directory intro introduction new welcome getting started   Doc ID12331
OwnerMST SupportGroupIdentity and Access Management
Created2009-09-30 19:00:00Updated2023-08-08 15:00:35
SitesDoIT Help Desk, Identity and Access Management
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