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The Blue AD Toolkit gives local administration access to institutions included in the Blue active directory. This allows local administrators to create groups and manage email.

Who can use the Blue AD Toolkit?

We've created Lookup groups for each institution called Toolkit Management Group and populated them with the members of your existing Editors group. 

These new groups are self-managing, so you can add/remove your own members.

What can we do with it?

Your Toolkit Management Group members have full administrative access to the all the Toolkit's functionality, allowing them to:

  1. Manage your institutional Blue AD groups, via the Groups tab
  2. Create distribution lists with email addresses
  3. Create shared mailboxes in Exchange Online.
     

How do I access it?

Log in at https://toolkit.blue.cam.ac.uk

The toolkit is currently only available while you are connected via the University Data Network (UDN) or, if you're working away from the University, via the VPN service. Future releases will remove this restriction.
 

User guide

Full instructions are available here:

Blue AD Toolkit User Guide
 

Future development

We intend to prioritize new feature requests received from users, and introduce more features on a termly update cycle.

You can submit a feature request by email to the .

The next version of Toolkit is due for release on Monday 14th June. There may be an extended downtime as we release this version.

User visible feature requests for the next version of toolkit include:

Feature requests Status
Support for managing institutional Group Policies  
Support for managing institutional resource objects  
Support for managing institutional service accounts  
Support for nesting groups  
Support for managing Azure Application Registrations  
Switch from ADFS to AzureAD for authentication  

 

Ideas for future Toolkit features

These are NOT committed and are listed purely to allow people to provide comment on them.

  • Support for managing SendAs rights for objects within your permitted domains/institutions.

Last updated: 22 March 2021

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