Active Directory is Carnegie's authoritative source for User and Group definitions.  Users and Groups defined in Active Directory can be used for permissions and sharing within both Carnegie's computational systems as well as in Google Apps.


Active Directory groups can only be created by authorized IT staff.  Please submit a ticket in the "Accounts" category to create a new group, and include the following information:

  • Group Name
  • Group Short Name (all lowercase, no spaces.  It'll be prefixed with a departmental identifier [ e.g. mycoolgroup -> dpbmycoolgroup ], and this will also become the email address for the group (e.g. dpbmycoolgroup@carnegiescience.edu )
  • Brief Description
  • List of members
  • Email Aliases