Printout Header
RSS Feed

Attributes for AD Users : givenName

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


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


Search Flags 0x05
In Global Catalog? Yes
Attribute ID
AD DB attribute name Given-Name
ADSI datatype 3 - String(Unicode)
LDAP syntax - 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.