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). 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 used 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.