Information Technology Services Centre - Centralized Authentication and Directory Service (CADS)
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  • Centralized Authentication and Directory Service (CADS)

    In developing information systems, the administrator always needs to protect the data stored in the system with user authentication mechanism. The Central Authentication Directory Service (CADS) provides such a solution of identity authentication & authorization that system administrator can conveniently manage the access control of the system.

    Integrated with CADS, the information system can connect to university central user database, which is established and real-time updated, and enable user identity authentication and authorization functions for log-in requests. The CADS provides a unified access control for campus-wide information systems to ease the effort for system admin of creating and managing user accounts and access rules.


    Available to


    Service Charge and Application
    Free; application required


    Service Availability
    24 X 7


    Access to Service
    Please see the list of Registered IT System under CADS (via CUHK VPN / Campus Network)