What is the Active Directory migration?

An Active Directory is a database which stores information about the users and computers in an organisation’s network – similar to a telephone directory – and manages all authentication (who you are) and authorisation (what you can do) services for users and devices.

Western Health’s current Active Directory is managed through Melbourne Health (along with Northern Health’s Active Directory), and planning has been underway for the last year to migrate the Active Directory to one managed by Western Health.

The migration will significantly enhance cybersecurity at Western Health and will give us the ability to manage and improve our own system without relying on other health services.

Western Health also needs to manage our own Active Directory to be able to prepare for and support future digital hospital improvements and will allow Western Health to start improvement projects such as increased mailbox size.

The new Active Directory will be managed by Western Health Digital Technology Services.