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Active Directory

Active Directory is a campus-wide authentication directory that supports enterprise systems, provides contact information and scheduling integration, along with providing mechanisms for centralized desktop management. The BYU campus Active Directory environment provides the following benefits:

  • Log in with standard BYU netid and password - one login to remember
  • Password synced between AD and other campus services (email, MyBYU,, etc)
  • Reduce overhead through standardization
  • Central rights management - rights to campus resources are granted from a single location
  • Improved services through centralized management (mapped department and personal drives, automatic printer installation, workstation updating and patching, etc)
  • Improve workstation security - limit who can and can't login
  • Backed up data on departmental and personal drives
  • Lower departmental cost because infrastructure is managed and maintained by LSIT