NNS ADix - How to...Create Contact Objects

This topic describes how to create contact objects with NNS ADix.

The following table contains a list attributes which are mandatory when creating contact objects:

Attribute Type Description
path single-valued The object path of the computer object to create.
Example: LDAP://cn=j.doe,ou=contacts,dc=dom,dc=com
class single-valued Provides the object class. Must be set to 'contact'.
cn single-valued The name of the contact object.
Example: j.doe

In addition to the mandatory attributes you can set various optional attributes. The following table
contains a list of some attributes you can set:

Attribute Type Description
sn single-valued The last name of the contact.
givenName single-valued The first name of the contact.
displayName single-valued The display name of the contact object. E.g. the display name is used in Microsoft Exchange address books.
memberOf multi-valued The groups, that the contact is a member of. The import file can contain the distinguished names or the pre-Windows 2000 logon names of the groups.
The Directory Services always stores these values as distinguished names.


The following example creates a  contact named 'j.doe':

LDAP://cn=j.doe,ou=contacts,dc=dom,dc=com;contact;j.doe;DOE;John;DOE John


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