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Infrastructure Division of Information Technology

Directory Services Attribute

Employee/Affiliate Official Title (title)

Attribute details

LDAP title attribute properties, usage and population rules
Definition: Employee's or affiliate's job title.

For employees with multiple appointments, only the primary appointment title is stored.
Attribute Name: 'title'
URN: urn:oid:
Multiple Values: Multi-valued (treated as Single-valued)
Format: Directory String {32768}
Search Syntax: EQUALITY caseIgnoreMatch SUBSTR caseIgnoreSubstringsMatch
Controlled Vocabulary: not applicable
Source: If (present in EDW feed) ⇒ Workday Business Title (user-editable with supervisor approval)
else, if (present in COMPASS-USA feed) ⇒ COMPASS-USA title
else, if (present in HSC feed) ⇒ HSC title
else, if (present in AMFD feed) ⇒ AMFD title

To change the business title in Workday, the employee should do the following:
  • Log into Workday
  • Select the Personal Information application.
  • In the Change box, click the More button
  • Select Business Title.
  • Complete the Proposed Business Title box, add a comment and click Submit
  • Your proposed Business Title must be approved by your supervisor. Once your supervisor approves, it may take up to 48 hours to update downstream systems.

Directory-specific details

LDAP title attribute properties that are dependent on directory branch or object class configuration
  Enterprise Directory
People Branch
White Pages Directory
People Branch
Directory URL:
Object Class: organizationalPerson organizationalPerson
Required: no no
Indexing: none none
Access: Access to Enterprise Directory restricted. If tamuEduSuppress is set to administrative, name, or studentEmployment, nonauthenticated (anonymous) users have no access.
Otherwise, nonauthenticated users have read access.
(White Pages Directory supports anonymous binds only.)
Usage: directory search web service directory search
Example(s): Software Applications Developer Software Applications Developer