Office of Information Security
Penn State Directory (LDAP)
WHAT IS THE PENN STATE DIRECTORY?
The Penn State Directory service provides a single directory for all Penn State personnel, departments, groups, and roles. Students, faculty, and staff are automatically entered into the directory. Also known as the LDAP Enterprise Directory, the directory is based on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
Viewing the Directory:
To search the directory, visit the Penn State Directory web page
Updating or Removing Directory Information:
The Penn State Directory includes information from several different sources, so the process for updating directory information depends on the field you wish to update. To learn how to update a particular field, refer to the appropriate knowledge article below:
- Update My Penn State Directory or Access Account Information (Employee)
- Update My Penn State Directory or Access Account Information (Student)
- Update My Penn State Directory or Access Account Information (Other Affiliate, Sponsored)
- Confidentiality Hold – Keep My Name from Appearing in the Penn State Directory
Integrating an application with LDAP:
Although Penn State is moving away from the use of LDAP for authentication and authorization purposes, applications that are unable to leverage more modern technologies may need to use LDAP. To learn more, IT staff may visit the following web pages: