Access Control Integration (ACI)


The Access Control Integration (ACI) software links Access Control with CORE & Quercus systems by using SQL & ODBC to communicate with the ORACLE databases and staging tables. The ACI software facilitates the allocating of access control rights to groups of users by writing SQL statements (policies) using a GUI that selects a dept-code or course-instance etc. to identify groups of staff or students. The ACI system improves security by updating (Mon to Fri) and reduces the manual process of assigning individual access control rights to staff or students. The project removes the need for the fifty-five EXCEL spreadsheets while also allowing Security to fine tune access control.

How To Obtain This Service

The Security Office administers Access Control using the ACI system. If you need access to an office, unit or buildings please contact the Security Office to grant/configure access for you.

Who Can Use This Service
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Contractors
Prerequisites For The Use This Service

Staff, Students and contractors need a MIFARE DESFire EV1 Campus Card encoded for the NUI Galway GSD Access Control System.


The Access Control Integration (ACI) Service is available 24x7x365 on campus


There is no charge to students, staff or contractors for using the ACI system

Related Information

The ACI User Manual and other relevant information are available from the Service Management Framework website.


For technical support queries, contact the Security Office (Tel. x2198 & e-mail from 09:15 to 17:00 (Monday – Friday).