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Johns Hopkins Enterprise Directory

Johns Hopkins Enterprise Directory (JHED)

The Johns Hopkins Enterprise Directory (JHED) is a central repository for identity information for faculty, staff, and students within the Johns Hopkins Institutions.  Identity information includes but is not limited to your First Name, Last Name, Title, Phone and Work Address.  The directory is populated nightly from the various Systems of Record (SOR) across the institution.  Examples of a few SOR's include; Financial System (SAP) and the Student Systems. 


The identity information collected from the SOR's are used to automatically create a JHED Logon ID (LID).  The JHED ID is used for workstation, application and web based logon. 

Authentication and Authorization

The JHED directory is used by many applications to provide authentication and authorization services.  JHED integrated applications are evident when using the Enterprise Authentication services such as SiteMinder or Shibboleth.

  • Authentication:  JHED LID and password are used to access different resources.
  • Authorization:  The information about you contained within JHED is used to determine your level of access to resources.
JHED passwords follow the Institutional Password Policy
  • Password cannot contain the user's account name or parts of the user's full name that exceed two consecutive characters
  • Passwords must be at least 8 characters long
  • Password must contain characters from three of the following four categories:
    • Alphabetic uppercase characters (A through Z)
    • Alphabetic lowercase characters (a through z)
    • Numeric characters (0 through 9)
    • Non-alphabetic characters (Example: !, $, #, %)
  • Password must be different from your four most recent used passwords
  • Passwords expires in 182 days
  • Password can be changed at any time
JHED also provides: