The fully qualified name of a directory entry. It specifies both an entry's location in the directory tree and its name.
A distinguished name uniquely identifies an entry in the directory. A DN is made up of relative distinguished names ( RDNs) of the entry and each of the entry's parent entries, up to the root of the directory tree. RDNs are usually separated by commas and optional spaces. For example: 'uid=JohnDoe, ou=People, dc=company, dc=com'.
A special attribute that uniquely identifies an entry. Used as a label to "distinguish" it from any other entry. Made up of a list of attribute names and values. Example: "cn=John Smith, o=General Dynamics, c=US"
The name that uniquely identifies an entry in a directory. A distinguished name is made up of attribute: value pairs, separated by commas.
A string representation that uniquely identifies a user, system, or organization. A DN identifies an entry in an LDAP directory from which searches will occur. Also known as a search base. For example, ou=people,o=sesta.com.
The comma-separated sequence of attributes and values that specify the unique location of an entry within the directory information tree. Often abbreviated as DN.
An LDAP attribute that uniquely identifies an entry in the directory. For example, cn=Alban Berg,ou=Berlin,o=IBM uniquely identifies a user whose common name is Alban Berg, whose organizational unit is Berlin, and whose organization is IBM. Back to top of glossary
The identifier associated with an entity (e.g., a person) in the ISO X.500 Directory. The distinguished name's format is not defined in the LDAP specification(see the references section for a link to the current protocol specification), but conventionally it is a representation of the entity's position in a hierarchy, such as that formed by a person's country, organization, and organizational unit, together with the person's common name. Abbreviation: DN. See also common name, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.
A set of data that identifies a real-world entity, such as a person in a computer-based context.
The complete name, or path, from an object to the [Root] of the Directory tree. Relative Distinguished Name (RDN)
a highly qualified name intended to be globally unique
a name format designed to uniquely identify an organization
a name form that identifies the owner of the public key
a name that can be used as a key to retrieve an object from a directory service
an entry in an X
a special attribute in a LDAP entry and is referenced with the mnemonic dn
A specially formatted name that uniquely identifies the subject of a certificate.
A unique identifier of an entry in an LDAP Network Directory. In effect, it is the path to the object in the directory information tree.
A set of attributes, identifying an entity in the global X.500 tree, eg. "CountryName=PL, StateOrProvinceName=zachodniopomorskie, Organization=UNIZETO Sp z o.o".
The path context from root to object e.g. Jrostron.Engineering.Company.Root
A name that identifies the location of an entry in an LDAP-compliant directory. Also known as a DN. The distinguished name of the user in the example that follows consists of his name and parent entries in ascending order, from left to right. cn=jsmith,cn=users,cn=defaultsubscribers,cn=acme,cn=com external application Applications that do not delegate authentication to the single sign-on server. Instead, they display HTML login forms that ask for application user names and passwords. At the first login, users can choose to have the single sign-on server retrieve these credentials for them. Thereafter, they are logged in to these applications transparently.
A name that uniquely identifies an object by using the relative distinguished name for the object, plus the names of container objects and domains that contain the object. The distinguished name identifies the object as well as its location in a tree. Every object in Active Directory has a distinguished name. An example of a distinguished name is CN=MyName,CN=Users,DC=Reskit,DC=Com. This distinguished name identifies the "MyName" user object in the reskit.com domain.
A string that uniquely identifies a principal, a role, or a path.
Unique identifier for a certificate issuer or holder. See X.509. _____________________________________________________________________________
In computer security, information that uniquely identifies the owner of a certificate.
String representation of an entry's name and location in an LDAP directory.
Also called DN. A sequence of relative distinguished names (RDNs).
In an X.509 certificate, a field that uniquely specifies the user or group to which the certificate is bound. Usually, the Distinguished Name will contain a user's name or User ID, an organizational name and a country designation. For a server certificate, it will often contain the DNS name of the machine.
The combination of an object's name and its entire path. Each distinguished name is unique. A DN allows users and applications to access objects without knowing their physical location.
Name of entry in a directory server. The DN specifies where the entry resides in the LDAP directory hierarchy, much the way a directory path specifies the exact location of a file.
A fully-qualified unique name, used to identify an object in a directory, that specifies the complete path to the object through the hierarchy of directory containers.
A series of AVAs that identify the subject of a certificate. See attribute value assertion (AVA).
A unique identifier assigned to each key holder, having the structure required by the certificate Profile.
In secure communications, the name and address of the person and organization to whom a certificate has been issued. See also certificate.
The unique name of a directory entry. It comprises all of the individual names of the parent entries back to the root.
The unique name to which a root certificate authority (CA) issues a certificate and then stores in a certificate repository (database). The name is associated with enough data elements (country, business, business unit, e-mail address, etc.) to ensure there's only one such name in the database.
A name that uniquely identifies an object by using the relative distinguished name for the object, plus the names of container objects and domains that contain the object. The distinguished name identifies the object as well as its location in a tree. Every object in Active Directory has a distinguished name. A typical distinguished name might be CN=MyName,CN=Users,DC=Microsoft,DC=Com This identifies the MyName user object in the microsoft.com domain. See also: Active Directory; domain; object