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Directory Services Attribute

NetID (tamuEduPersonNetID)

Attribute details

LDAP tamuEduPersonNetID attribute properties, usage and population rules
Definition: Account login identifier for campus electronic resources.

NetIDs are human-friendly identifiers selected by the account holder. NetIDs are revokable (account holders are allowed to switch to a different NetID) and reassignable (6 months after the NetID is released by an account holder, it may be claimed by a different account holder).

Due to these characteristics, a service provider wishing to link a TAMU NetID account holder to an internal account should use a persistent identifier such as eduPersonUniqueId, tamuEduPersonUUID or tamuEduPersonUIN instead of the NetID.
Attribute Name: 'tamuEduPersonNetID'
OID: 1.3.6.1.4.1.4391.0.13
URN: urn:oid:1.3.6.1.4.1.4391.0.13
Multiple Values: Single-valued
Format: IA5 String {256}

Enterprise Directory People Branch/Enterprise Directory Sponsored Affiliates Branch:
A NetID must conform to the following syntax rules:
  • must be at least three (3) and at most (20) characters long
  • must begin with a letter
  • must contain only the following characters: a-z, 0-9, dot(.), dash(-), and underscore(_)

Enterprise Directory Affiliates Branch:
The NetID is set to the account holder's UIN. The syntax rules for UIN values are:
  • exactly 9 digits
  • 1st digit != 0
  • 4th and 5th digits == 0
Search Syntax: EQUALITY caseIgnoreIA5Match
Controlled Vocabulary: not applicable
Source: Enterprise Directory People Branch:
Defined by account holder in NetID Activation application.
Modifiable by account holder in NetID Change application.
Enterprise Directory Affiliates Branch:
Set to the person's UIN when the account is activated via the Former Student Account Activation application.
Enterprise Directory Sponsored Affiliates Branch:
Account sponsor can request a NetID for the sponsored affiliate branch account (see tamuEduGuestRequestedNetID). If available, the requested NetID is used to prepopulate the NetID field in the Guest Account Activation application. Otherwise, the account NetID is defined by account holder in Guest Account Activation application.

Directory-specific details

LDAP tamuEduPersonNetID attribute properties that are dependent on directory branch or object class configuration
  Enterprise Directory
People Branch
Enterprise Directory
Affiliates Branch
Enterprise Directory
Sponsored Affiliates Branch
Directory URL: ldap.tamu.edu ldap.tamu.edu ldap.tamu.edu
Object Class: tamuPerson tamuPerson tamuPerson
Required: no no no
Indexing: Presence (pres): Improves searches for entries that contain the indexed attribute.
Equality (eq): Improves searches for entries that contain an attribute that is set to a specific value.
Presence (pres): Improves searches for entries that contain the indexed attribute.
Equality (eq): Improves searches for entries that contain an attribute that is set to a specific value.
Presence (pres): Improves searches for entries that contain the indexed attribute.
Equality (eq): Improves searches for entries that contain an attribute that is set to a specific value.
Access: Access to Enterprise Directory restricted. Access to Enterprise Directory restricted. Access to Enterprise Directory restricted.
Usage: Login to computing resources across campus. Login to computing resources across campus. Login to computing resources across campus.
Example(s): joe-college 990000148 joe-guest