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Identity Data Repository (IDR)

The Yale Identity Data Repository (IDR) is a secured, private, and managed directory service that contains identity information about students, faculty, staff and university affiliates.  It contains comprehensive and confidential information and is not equivalent to the Public Directory, which itself is sourced from the Identity Data Repository.  The IDR is a data-store of information consolidated for the internal use of University departments and systems.  Authorization to access confidential or restricted information in the IDR is governed by various Yale policies (see below).

The IDR is not the system of record for any student or employee information but does reflect that information in a timely manner.  However, it is the system of record for certain governed attributes that may come from multiple sources, such as a person legal name.

The IDR consolidates information from various authoritative systems and is updated in a timely manner (refer to the IDR Data Dictionary for the frequency that each attribute is updated).

The IDR is a read-only repository and no updates are allowed.  Updates should be applied via the source system.  The IDR Data Dictionary specifies the source of each attribute. 

Features

  • Available via JDBC calls
  • Available via MS SQL Server connections
  • Available via Web Services
  • Available via LDAP
  • Highly Available with no scheduled down-time
  • Frequently updated
  • Consolidates data from many identity sources
  • Access only the attributes needed for the identities needed

Who can use it?

Application developers.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost for using this service.

How do I get it?

First, read and understand Policy 1601 PR.07, then download and complete form 1601 FR.02 Identity Access Request Form.

Where can I get help?

Contact the INF Identity and Access Management team via ServiceNow or at identity.management@yale.edu.

Related policies and procedures


The IDR is governed by several Yale policies:

 

Identity Data Repository (IDR)

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Identity Data Repository (IDR)
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Provides applications with database, web service and LDAP access to Yale's centralized identity data.

The Yale Identity Data Repository (IDR) is a secured, private, and managed directory service that contains identity information about students, faculty, staff and university affiliates.  It contains comprehensive and confidential information and is not equivalent to the Public Directory, which itself is sourced from the Identity Data Repository.  The IDR is a data-store of information consolidated for the internal use of University departments and systems.  Authorization to access confidential or restricted information in the IDR is governed by various Yale policies (see below).

The IDR is not the system of record for any student or employee information but does reflect that information in a timely manner.  However, it is the system of record for certain governed attributes that may come from multiple sources, such as a person legal name.

The IDR consolidates information from various authoritative systems and is updated in a timely manner (refer to the IDR Data Dictionary for the frequency that each attribute is updated).

The IDR is a read-only repository and no updates are allowed.  Updates should be applied via the source system.  The IDR Data Dictionary specifies the source of each attribute. 

Features: 
  • Available via JDBC calls
  • Available via MS SQL Server connections
  • Available via Web Services
  • Available via LDAP
  • Highly Available with no scheduled down-time
  • Frequently updated
  • Consolidates data from many identity sources
  • Access only the attributes needed for the identities needed
Who can use it?: 

Application developers.

How much does it cost?: 

There is no cost for using this service.

How do I get it?: 

First, read and understand Policy 1601 PR.07, then download and complete form 1601 FR.02 Identity Access Request Form.

Where can I get help?: 

Contact the INF Identity and Access Management team via ServiceNow or at identity.management@yale.edu.