Enterprise Directory Services (EDS) is a suite of services that provide authoritative DOD enterprise identity and contact attributes for Combatant Commands, Services, and Agencies (CC/S/As). DOD Enterprise White Pages is a web-based search utility DOD personnel can use to retrieve authoritative identity and contact information for all DOD Common Access Card (CAC) holders. The Global Directory Service (GDS) is a distribution point for personnel Public Key certificates, Certificate Authority (CA) Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs), and CA certificates. The Identity Synchronization Service (IdSS) is a service utilized to populate CC/S/A directories and Global Address Lists (GALs) with authoritative enterprise identity and contact attributes.
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EDS is a foundational service within the DOD Identity and Access Management (IdAM) infrastructure. It provides authoritative digital identity attributes to individual users, programs and applications, thus reducing duplication of effort and improving accuracy of data. Additionally, EDS services help CC/S/As achieve compliance with the DOD Chief Information Officer (CIO) EDS Memo, dated January 23, 2013.