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UMD Active Directory

Active Directory (AD) is a directory of people, computers, and groups that provides a way to manage computer policies and permissions. Through Active Directory services, we are able to provide desktop authentication to the network using your University ID (X.500), eliminating the need for a separate workstation or other account (like Novell) and password.

AD also provides the ability to easily share and update standardized security policies with workstations on our network, in compliance with University policy. Through Active Directory services, we can also provide managed data storage and network printing.

In summary, Active Directory services at UMD include:

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