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Linked Attribute

Overview#

Linked Attribute are attributes that allows a Relationship to be built between ObjectClasses

Linked Attributes The most examples is the Microsoft Active Directory Group to User Member-MemberOf Relationship

Groups have members which is the Forward links, as they are the primary direction of the Relationship. The User-MemberOf is referred to as a BackLink.

Linked Attribute EDirectory#

EDirectory Linked Attribute which are of DN Syntax exhibit Referential Integrity

Microsoft Active Directory AttributeSchema#

Microsoft Active Directory schema attribute classes declare what type of information this attribute stores (which will always be some derivative of a DistinguishedName (DN)

For Linked attributes there is a special attribute in the AttributeSchema called linkID where For forward links this attribute always have an even value, and the BackLink the next number always odd.

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