Collective Attribute (RFC 3671
) are Attributes
shared by the entries comprising an LDAP Entry Collection
Attribute Values of Collective Attributes are visible but not updateable to clients accessing entries within the LDAP Entry Collection.
LDAP Entries can specifically exclude a particular Collective Attribute by listing the Collective Attribute as a value of the collectiveExclusions attribute.
Collective Attribute, Like other user attributes, are subject to a variety of controls including access, administrative, and DIT Content Rule controls.
The collectiveAttributeSubentries operationalAttribute identifies all Collective Attribute subentries that affect the LDAP Entry.
Collective Attributes should be in the IANA Registry LDAP Object Identifier Descriptors
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