Enterprise Directory

The Enterprise Directory (ED) is the enterprise system of record for identity and access management (IAM) for Virginia Tech. ED supports the following IAM capabilities:

  1. Authentication
  2. Authorization
  3. Directory services
  4. Single sign-on

The Enterprise Directory exposes two primary protocols for integration:

  1. LDAP - High-performance read-only services (authentication, authorization, directory searches)
  2. HTTP - REST API for read-write operations

Single sign-on services are provided by the Login Service that is built on top of the LDAP protocol interface.