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 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
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.
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.