CalNet Active Directory (AD)

Joining the Campus’  Windows Active Directory Infrastructure gives a group the benefits of integration with many UC Berkeley systems while allowing it to retain considerable autonomy in its local domain.

IST Platform Infrastructure manages the UC Berkeley Active Directory to address issues such as:

  • Single sign-on (ADFS)
  • Location-independent access to resources
  • Microsoft Windows platform manageability and security

*Detailed CalNet AD information.

Key Features of the Service

  • Managed infrastructure: IST Platform Infrastructure manages and supports the Windows AD infrastructure including domain controllers, PKI and ADFS. They also monitor the environment 24/7 and provide a physically secure environment for domain controllers. The savings in asset costs and support staff overhead can be significant.

  • Increased security: The AD infrastructure uses Kerberos, a network authentication protocol designed to provide enhanced security for client/server applications.

  • Delegation of Administration: Local IT will have control on their departmental AD OU.

  • PKI (Certificates) Infrastructure integrated with AD.

Who can use it?

For UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and departments.

How much does it cost?

No cost (centrally funded service)

How do I get it?

To join CalNetAD follow the steps at Getting Started

Where can I get help?

Send a request to

To report an outage call (510) 664-9000 option 1, 1, 1

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