MDT Data Access Procedures

The MDT environment contains secure data. The functional owner of the data must approve access to data in the MDT environment and the appropriate permissions must be applied to the environment by AITS Security. This document describes the steps to take to obtain access

  • A client needing access to data in the MDT environment must request approval from the department management for the client's organization through the Unit Security Contact (USC). If the client does not know who is the USC for their organization they can contact the Service Desk or send an email to AITS Security
  • If the USC denies the request, the client is notified and no further action is taken.
  • If the USC approves the request, the USC must forward the request to the organization that is the functional owner of the data. The request from the USC must provide the client name, organization, netid, UIN, and reason for requesting access.
  • The request from the USC should be sent to the Authorizer, a person designated by the functional data owner to be the only one who can authorize access to the data. The Authorizer for each legacy application can be found on the MDT Application Inventory.
  • If the Authorizer denies the request, the USC is notified and no further action is necessary.
  • If the Authorizer approves the request, the USC is notified. The Authorizer then forwards the request information along with the directory the data resides in, for example /mdt/accounts_payable, to AITS Security.
  • AITS Security will grant read only permission to the specified directory for the client and notify the USC and the Authorizer that the permission has been granted.