LDAP - Distinguished Name (DN)

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The Distinguished Name (DN) is the unique identifier for an entry in the tree.

Authentication - Principal ?

The Distinguished Name (DN) is the combination of all relative distinguished names ancestors (ie from the standard: the concatenation of the relative distinguished names of the sequence of entries from a particular entry to an immediate subordinate of the root of the tree).

Example

One

The world { relative name 'dc=com' , description = 'The world' }
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    ---- A company { relative name = 'o=gerard nico', web address = 'www.gerardnico.com'  }
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            ----- A person { relative name = 'cn=Nico', favorite drink = 'martini' }
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            ----- A person { relative name = 'cn=Trudi', favorite drink = 'beer' }
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            ----- A person { relative name = 'cn=Jay', favorite drink = 'mineral water' }

The DN of Nico would be:

cn=Nico,o=gerard nico,dc=com

Two (from the standard)

An example of a Distinguished Name is

CN=Steve Kille, O=Isode Limited, C=GB

SSL

When adding owner information, you need to add a DN

[email protected], CN=KeyName, OU=Programs Partners, O=Organisation, L=Town, C=NL

where:

  • LDAP - EmailAddress attribute
  • LDAP - Common name (CN) (eg your name)
  • LDAP - O attribute (Organization)
  • LDAP - L attribute (location, town)
  • LDAP - C attribute (country)

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