Messaging & Directory Services

Campus Active Directory (CampusAD)

MSU funds a Microsoft Windows Active Directory infrastructure for units on campus. The purpose of the central CampusAD is to migrate all these environments into a single AD forest to provide university-wide benefits. Learn more about the Campus Active Directory (CampusAD).

Campus Exchange

Campus Exchange provides management of the email and calendaring features in an Exchange environment so units don’t need to support one locally. Learn more about Campus Exchange

Spartan 365

Michigan State is transitioning student email to Spartan Mail in the Spartan 365 suite of tools. All undergraduate students are on Spartan 365, further migrations are in discussion. Learn more about the Spartan 365.

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is used for accessing and maintaining directory information.

IT Services supports a public LDAP application that provides lookup capability for contact information for MSU students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. This information is available to a variety of applications and services that support LDAP protocol queries. Directory information that individuals have restricted is not viewable in the public directory.

Access the public LDAP directory service by pointing your LDAP client at ldap://ldap.msu.edu. The web front end of the public LDAP is MSU People Search.

Some MSU units may have business needs requiring access to restricted directory information. A private LDAP service is available for use in these circumstances, provided the requesting unit is authorized to access that data.

MSU Mail Protection

MSU Mail Protection enhances MSU email security by providing increased protections and changing the way messages identified as spam or malicious are handled in your MSU email. These enhancements allow MSU IT to better protect the MSU community while significantly limiting the risk of legitimate emails not being delivered. Learn more about MSU Mail Protection.