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Enterprise Active Directory (EAD)

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WHAT IS EAD?

Enterprise Active Directory is the shared centralized Microsoft Active Directory authentication and authorization service for users and computers. It enforces security policies, installs and updates software, and assists with identity management. Penn State’s Enterprise Active Directory Service (EAD) is a service of Identity and Access Management (IAM).

 

EAD AT PENN STATE

As part of the University’s IT Modernization strategy, Enterprise Active Directory is an integral part of a shared centralized authentication and authorization processes.

 

LEARN MORE

See EAD related articles in Penn State’s knowledge base to learn more about onboarding an application to EAD, and basic tasks, including, but not limited to:

Joining Windows Machines to EAD:
Join Windows Computers to the Domain

Joining Linux Machines:
Linux to EAD – CentOS / RHEL v7 or 8: Process Overview
Linux to EAD – Ubuntu v18: Process Overview

Administrative Tasks:
How to Change or Reset Password for EAD Admin Account Not Managed By CyberArk
How to Request Additional EAD Administrative Accounts (Shared Functional Accounts)

If you are a member of Penn State’s IT staff, you can also visit the EAD Wiki Pages for additional technical documentation, including: