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Show DNs in Novell Notation

Menu options: Show DNs in Novell Notation

This menu option changes the display of distinguished names in the object list and in the attribute list panel. When the button is pressed, the names are shown in Novell notation:

Novell notation display in object list

Each object has a distinguished name which determines not only the object's name itself but also the place where the object is stored in the directory hierarchy. These distinguished names are specified in RFC 4514 and you can find a good description on LDAP distinguished names in the SelfADSI tutorial. In some directory environments, the distinguished name are handled not in the pure LDAP way, but with a slightly different notation. Primarily in Novell eDirectory environments the dotted notation is widely used. So you can switch to this output if you want.

Example for an LDAP distinguished name:

cn=Philipp,ou=Developers,ou=Sydney,o=CerroTorreSoftware

Example for the same name in Novell notation:

Philipp.Developers.Sydney.CerroTorreSoftware

You could change the object name display also with the Show Distinguished Names in Novell Notation button Show distinguished namens in Novell notation button. But please note that you see the dotted Novell notation only if you disable the friendly name output for the distinguished names. But if you display full distinguished names and activate the output in Novell notation, this is also applied to the attribute list:

Novell notation display in attribute lists

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