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Attributes for AD Users : sn


In the Active Directory attribute sn the surname of a user can be stored.


sn


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

0x10

Search Flags 0x05
In Global Catalog? Yes
Attribute ID 2.5.4.4
AD DB attribute name Surname
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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