NIM

Recommended primary keys

In a standard Active Directory environment, the following primary keys are typically used:

Table

Key

Display Name

Groups

objectGUID

distinguishedName

Memberships

None

None

OrganizationalUnits

objectGUID

distinguishedName

Users

objectGUID

distinguishedName

Note

It is possible to use distinguishedName as a key for these tables, but it is recommended to use objectGUID when possible, because it is immutable.

Table

Key

Display Name

Folders

FullName

FullName