LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)
About LDAP at UVA
LDAP, the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, provides information about individuals at UVA.
At the University of Virginia, we have both public (containing information that is "common knowledge") and private (information that must be secured) LDAP servers.
UVA People Search
The UVA People Search is a Web application that uses the Public LDAP server to enable people to look up registered email addresses, office phone numbers, etc., for faculty and staff within the UVA community. The UVA People Search does not return student information. If you are a member of the University community and looking for student data, you will have the option to click a button on the results page that says "Find All People (Login Req)" and it will prompt you to log in via NetBadge. UVA users who have elected to make all their information private do not appear in this search. Look someone up in the UVA People Search »
UVA Global Address List (GAL)
The UVA Global Address List (GAL) is accessible by all Academic Office 365 users. This directory enables these users to search names, email address, phone numbers, etc. for the users of this system. This address book will also return data for users of the UVA Health System GAL.
The Public LDAP service at UVA is a directory of publicly-accessible information about UVA people, containing a subset of the available data in the UVA User Database. In the interest of protecting student privacy, the University limits direct access to the Public LDAP (effective Feb. 1, 2017) — it can only be accessed from known UVA IP-Space (excluding guest IPs) and the IP space of known valid users. For users physically located at UVA or for applications that run from UVA servers, there should be no access problems. If a UVA user is off Grounds, they must use VPN to access Public LDAP (for instance, if you have configured an email client to query Public LDAP and you are off Grounds, the queries will not work — you must initiate a VPN session prior to reading email).
- Public LDAP Access Request (requires Eservices account and credentials) — for server access to Public LDAP
- Configure client software to use our public LDAP service
The Private LDAP service at UVA is a directory containing information for active members of the University community. Authority to access information about UVA people is determined on an application-by-application basis. Many University Web applications protected by the NetBadge service need access to the Private LDAP service to determine a user's role and is authorized to view the webpage they are requesting.