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 which are of DN Syntax
exhibit Referential Integrity
Microsoft Active Directory
schema attribute classes declare what type of information this attribute stores (which will always be some derivative of a DistinguishedName
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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