CalNet Active Directory (AD)

Joining the Campus’ Windows Active Directory Infrastructure gives a group the benefits of integration with many UC Berkeley systems while allowing it to retain considerable autonomy in its local domain.

Data & Platform Services manages the UC Berkeley Active Directory to address issues such as:

  • Location-independent access to resources; and
  • Microsoft Windows platform manageability and security.

Key Features of the Service

  • Managed Infrastructure: Data & Platform Services manages and supports the Windows AD infrastructure including domain controllers and PKI. They also monitor the environment 24/7 and provide a physically secure environment for domain controllers. The savings in asset costs and support staff overhead can be significant.
  • Increased Security: The AD infrastructure uses Kerberos, a network authentication protocol designed to provide enhanced security for client/server applications.
  • Delegation of Administration: Local IT will have control on their departmental AD OU.
  • PKI (Certificates) Infrastructure: PKI integrated with AD.
  • View detailed CalNet AD information

Service details

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  • Phone: 
    (510) 664-9000 option 1, 1
  • Support hours: 
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. except University holidays. If you are experiencing an outage, please call the Service Desk after submitting a ticket and ask them to page the Windows on-call.


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