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Attributes for AD Users : givenName


In the Active Directory attribute givenName the first name of a user can be stored.


givenName


LDAP name givenName
Data type String (max 64)
Multivalue (Array) No
System Flags

0x10

Search Flags 0x05
In Global Catalog? Yes
Attribute ID 2.5.4.42
AD DB attribute name Given-Name
ADSI datatype 3 - String(Unicode)
LDAP syntax 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15 - Directory String
Used in ... > W2K
Schema Info Microsoft - MSDN

This field isn't used directly from the Active Directory system, it is a pure naming attribute without technical meaning (unlike the attributes displayName or sAMAccountName). However the givenName attribute is widely used if other forms of full user names have to be built automatically.


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