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Directory Services

Enterprise Directory

Enterprise Directory People Branch

The Enterprise People branch is used to manage NetID accounts for all employees, students and other personnel with an active, close association with the university. People in this branch are allowed to have a customized login ID.

Summary of Attributes

Below is a list of all attributes populated in the People branch with a link to particulars for each attribute. An summary of attribute population as a function of a person's affiliation is provided in the Attribute Population Matrix (pdf).

  1. General person attributes
  2. Student-related attributes
  3. Employment-related attributes
  4. Entry management attributes (attributes for identity, reconciliation, selection, and directory build)

Entry Structure

The ldap entry for an individual is composed of standard LDAP objectclasses and of custom objectclasses specific to Texas A&M University.

Texas A&M University People Branch Object Class Hierarchy

Every entry in the People branch is assigned the following object classes:

  • top
  • person
  • organizationalPerson
  • inetOrgPerson
  • inetLocalMailRecipient
  • tamuEduAuthN
  • tamuPerson
  • eduPerson
  • tamuEduPerson

Conditional object classes that may be assigned to an entry in the People branch are:

  • tamuManualAddition The individual is not associated with any of the major systems of record and was manually added to the directory.
  • tamuEduGoogleAppsUser and tamuEduNeoUser The individual has been provisioned with a Texas A&M GoogleApps account and email.tamu.edu service.
  • eduCourse The individual is an enrolled student, instructor of record, or teaching assistant in a current Texas A&M course offering.