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Show friendly object names button Show Friendly Object Names

Show friendly object names button

This button changes the display of distinguished names in the attribute list. When the button is pressed, the objects can be shown in a friendly way which is more readable for humans than the technical, X.500-derived LDAP distinguished name.


Friendly name display in attribute list

In attribute lists, LEX have to show the attribute values, therefore it's a bit dangerous to change the display of distinguished name attributes because the user could overlook this conversion. To avoid misunderstandings regarding the real attribute value, you have to explicitly configure the attributes for which you want to see friendly name outputs in the attribute list. This is done with the menu option Tools - Options - LDAP Settings - Distinguished Name with RDN Output:

Configuring friendly name output in the attribute list

There is no distinguished name attribute for which the friendly name output is activated by default.

No default RDN output in attribute lists

Maybe a good candidate for this would be the member and the memberOf attributes, this could make the group membership display more clearly. Here the result of setting the attribute "member" to be displayed with short RDN output in attribute lists:

RDN output in atribute lists for single attributes

The Show friendly object names button is not available if the attribute window is in text output mode.