August 1, 2019 – Directory Services is under containment status. Other services are recommended for new customers.


For enterprise level business data, Enterprise Web Services and Events is an alternative to the Person Directory Service (PDS) and NETID Active Directory (Microsoft Infrastructure).

For programmatic access to UW groups data, Access Management includes a Groups API as an alternative to the Groups Directory Service (GDS) and NETID Active Directory (Microsoft Infrastructure).

For user authentication, Authentication services provide alternatives to LDAP authentication via NETID Active Directory (Microsoft Infrastructure).


UW Directory Services publish institutional data via standard LDAP protocols. They are designed to be secure, scalable, standards-based, and highly available (no scheduled downtime).


Developers can retrieve data using supported client libraries and components or with standard LDAP software. Access to sensitive data is restricted to authorized clients and requires an authenticated, encrypted connection.


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