Directory services – use case

Directory services hold accounts for users, groups, and objects, such as printers, and they store these objects in the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) X500 objects format. There are only three main objects:

  • DC: The DC object represents the domain, therefore if you have a domain, such as, it is written as dc=ianneil501, dc=com, as there are two portions of the domain name separated by a dot.
  • OU: The OU object represents an organization unit, this helps divide the users and computers in your domain into departments.
  • CN: The CN object represents a common name, where if an item is neither a domain nor an organizational unit, it will be a common name. A common name represents anything ...

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