Enterprise Directory Service (EDS)

The CatCard ISO number is included in the University of Arizona Enterprise Directory Service (EDS), which provides a repository of real-time identity data – including biographic, demographic, role- and membership-related attributes – for students, faculty, staff, departmental sponsored visitors and others. EDS can be accessed by services through simple, secure, and standardized interfaces. In order to translate the CatCard ISO number to University ID, you will need access to EDS.

With a properly developed application, you can use EDS to:

  • Return a list of CatCard ISO numbers belonging to the employees in your department which can be given to Amer-X for keyless access to your area
  • Determine, for a given ISO number or EmplID, whether someone has the appropriate university status
  • Convert a list of collected ISO numbers to their corresponding University ID number
  • Determine if a swiped CatCard is the current one for the cardholder, and then return the cardholders University ID number

Request for Access

Before requesting access to EDS, you must have completed FERPA training. Once completed, you may go to the EDS website to request access.