Using Federated Authorization for General Ledger (GL) Mart Central Directory Services (CDS) Group Request


Information Technology has developed an online Federated Authorization process that makes requesting access faster and easier. It retains all the security and auditing benefits of a paper-based process while eliminating the need to print forms, obtain handwritten signatures, and fax forms to additional approvers.

Access to the GL Mart accounts is very granular and is granted via CDS groups.  Each GL Mart CDS group grants access to a specific set of GL accounts.  When a group does not exist, requires a change, or no longer needed, University employees may submit the GL Mart Groups Request form to request the necessary changes. 

Note: This request does not grants/removes someone's GL Mart data access.  This request is to modify the CDS security group only.  Use GL Mart Users Request form if you are seeking GL Mart access for yourself or others. 



Step-by-Step Request Process

The process is described in the General Ledger (GL) Mart Groups Request training video.


Who's Who?

  • Requestee: Person for whom restricted access is being requested.
  • Financial Data Approvers: Individuals designated by their University unit to ensure authorized employees have access only to the data needed to perform their jobs. View Your Federated Authorization Responsibility Center (RC) Financial Approver
  • University Data Steward: Individuals responsible for granting additional approval when a certain level of access is requested.  
  • Pitt Information Technology Security Analyst: Pitt IT staff members responsible for reviewing and granting final approval to all access requests.

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The following is a list of the University's Federated Authorization Security Contacts for Student Information Systems (PeopleSoft) and Student Mart:
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