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University IT Service Catalogue


Federated Active Directory AD.CAM.AC.UK

Information For Users Of The Service Catalogue

The University IT Service Catalogue will be decommissioned in the Summer of 2021. This website is no longer being maintained.  

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The Federated Active Directory AD.CAM.AC.UK is available to all institutions or to sub-groups within a department or faculty.

Features and Benefits

Features & Benefits 
  • allows institutions to utilise an Active Directory, without infrastructure overheads
  • full control of an organisational unit is delegated to institutional Computer Officers and/or technical staff
    • Group Policy (Windows OS client and server management)
    • Application deployment
  • resilient domain controllers are  hosted on multiple sites

For information on usage, see:

How Much Does It Cost?

How much does it cost? 

Access is free of charge, however, institutions are responsible for purchasing the CALs (Client Access Licenses) on a User or Client basis.


How Do I Get This Service?

How do I get this service? 

Available to whole institutions, or to research groups within a department. Liaison with department/faculty Computer Officers is essential when using this facility as part of a larger organisation.



How Quickly Can I Get This Service?

How quickly can I get this service? 

Immediate access can be granted for experienced Active Directory users. Typically UIS arrange for an on-site introductory session to cover the basic operational guidelines.

Support Details & Contact Information

Support Details & Contact Information 


(for opening times, see Supported Service Hours)

Available Service Hours

When is this service available? 

24/7 excluding scheduled downtime and maintenance.

Supported Service Hours

Supported Service Hours 

The service is supported:

Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5pm

(excluding UK Bank Holidays and University closures)

Service for:

Service supplier