What is it:
- An OIT Active Directory (AD) account's username and password is always the same as your CU Login Name and IdentiKey password. It synchronizes automatically. So if you change your IdentiKey password, your AD password changes as well.
- OIT Active Directory (AD) accounts are an authentication method used to access various OIT services, like OIT's Exchange service, OIT's file storage service, and Microsoft Windows profiles in OIT managed environments.
- Often times, AD accounts are placed in AD groups managed by an administrator. Your membership of an AD group can sometimes determine your ability to access a service that uses AD authentication.
Who gets it:
- Those that are accessing AD authenticated resources like OIT's Exchange service, OIT's file storage service, or work in an OIT managed environment.
When you get it:
- Your account is ready for you if you ever start using a service like Exchange, file storage, or you're computer is part of an OIT managed environment.
- AD accounts are automatically synchronized with IdentiKey accounts. The only way to change your AD password is to change your IdentiKey password, using Identity Manager.
- If you are an in OIT managed environment, you cannot change your AD password via the CTL-ALT-DEL function at the login screen. Al AD, therefore IdentiKey, password changes have to be made in Identity Manager.
- If you have questions about your AD account or your ability to access particular OIT services that use AD authentication, contact the IT Service Center.