Mageia Identity, what does the attribute "cn" stand for?

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Mageia Identity, what does the attribute "cn" stand for?

Postby vecciora » Jul 30th, '15, 08:39

Just wondering because it seems weird. The entry is filled with my full name, but with my given name repeated twice.
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Re: Mageia Identity, what does the attribute "cn" stand for?

Postby jkerr82508 » Jul 30th, '15, 09:16

https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Mageia.org_u ... cn_mean.3F

I think that it should be your given name followed by your second (family) name. There should be no repetition.

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Re: Mageia Identity, what does the attribute "cn" stand for?

Postby vecciora » Jul 30th, '15, 09:26

jkerr82508 wrote:https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Mageia.org_user_account#What_does_cn_mean.3F

I think that it should be your given name followed by your second (family) name. There should be no repetition.

Jim


Thank you. :D
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Re: Mageia Identity, what does the attribute "cn" stand for?

Postby doktor5000 » Jul 30th, '15, 18:21

Please mark the thread accordingly by editing the topic of the first post and prefix it by [DONE], thanks
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Re: Mageia Identity, what does the attribute "cn" stand for?

Postby rhoward » Apr 9th, '20, 23:48

CN is common name of an object. If the object is a person then the CN should be the persons full name.
See https://docs.ldap.com/specs/rfc4519.txt
and https://docs.ldap.com/specs/rfc4514.txt
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Re: Mageia Identity, what does the attribute "cn" stand for?

Postby doktor5000 » Apr 10th, '20, 01:03

That's already explained on the linked wiki page - that answer was 5 years ago, FWIW.
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Re: Mageia Identity, what does the attribute "cn" stand for?

Postby rhoward » Apr 10th, '20, 01:38

doktor5000 wrote:That's already explained on the linked wiki page - that answer was 5 years ago, FWIW.


It is very poorly explained on the linked wiki page and is not inclusive.
Just because it was explained 5 years ago does not mean that it does not need correcting.
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