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Infrastructure Services

Directory Services

Overview of Directory Services

Directory services is a shared information infrastructure that provides a comprehensive picture of an individual's relationship with the university by merging identification and role information from all systems of record on campus. This infrastructure is the foundation of campus identity management, authentication, and authorization.

Enterprise Directory

The Enterprise Directory is used to manage NetID accounts and email aliases for:

  • personnel with an active, close affiliation to the university (People Branch);
  • former students (Affiliates Branch);
  • guests and parents (Sponsored Affiliates Branch); and
  • organizations and roles (Roles Branch).

Access to the Enterprise Directory

Access to the Enterprise Directory identity data is avaliable via web services or Shibboleth. For information on obtaining access, please see Accessing Identity Data.

Enterprise Directory Branches

  • People Branch:
    The Enterprise Directory People branch is used to manage NetID accounts for all employees, students and other personnel with an active, close association with the university. People in this branch are allowed to have a customized login ID.
  • Affiliates Branch:
    The Enterprise Directory Affiliates branch is used to manage NetID accounts for former students who have not attended A&M in the past two years and are no longer eligible for the majority of campus resources. People in this branch use their UIN as the login ID.
  • Sponsored Affiliates Branch:
    The Enterprise Sponsored Affiliates branch is used to manage NetID accounts for parents and guests of Texas A&M University. People in this branch are allowed to have a customized login ID.
  • Roles Branch:
    The Enterprise Roles branch is used to manage email aliases and directory entries for Texas A&M University roles and organizations.

White Pages Directory

The White Pages Directory is used by the campus community to look up public information for campus personnel.

Access to the White Pages Directory

The White Pages Directory supports anonymous binds from within the campus firewall.

White Pages Directory Branches

  • People Branch:
    The White Pages People branch supports queries for public information about people associated with the university.
  • Roles Branch:
    The White Pages Roles branch supports queries for public information about roles and organizations associated with the university.

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