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Middleware

Announcements

The MyUCDavis course management tools are being retired - read more here.

What is Middleware?

Middleware serves as "glue" between systems, connecting applications on a network. Examples of middleware services include:

  • identity management services
  • authentication
  • authorization
  • directory services
  • Middleware also often contributes to security measures since it can provide a more complex level of authentication, allowing system administrators to tailor user access and permissions to specific web applications.

Read about any of the middleware services on this site to get a good example of how middleware services are used at UC Davis.

Available Services

Account Provisioning
Grant access tokens, obtain serviceIDs, and request access to specific services

CAS
The new campus Web Single Sign on solution. CAS allows you to verify user identity online and set access restrictions to Web services.

Distauth
The campus' authentication service allows you to verify user identity online and set access restrictions to Web services.

LDAP
LDAP is the campus' centralized directory service that serves as the basis for existing and upcoming identity management services.

Contact Information

Curtis Bray
Middleware Technical Architect
clbray@ucdavis.edu
(530) 754-6199

Hampton Sublett
Middleware Program Manager
hsublett@ucdavis.edu
(530) 754-6193