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GUID

Hi!

I wonder if the eDir user attribute GUID always remain constant from the moment a user object is created to it is deleted no matter what changes the user object undergoes during its lifetime. I need to use UUID to guarantee integrity in connected systems and it seems that GUIDs often are equivalent to UUIDs. Will it remain unchanged if the cn, uid, sn, givenName and other user attributes are changed?

Kind regards
Bengt W
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Yes, exactly, or even if the user is moved, or renamed, or whatever. It
is designed to be unique forever, and as such is used as the permanent ID
in the NSS (NetWare and OES Linux) targeted for filesystem permissions.
User tools will not let you delete it or modify it manually either, so
barring tools that you cannot have normally, or abusing things like IDM
(don't do it), it should be very immutable.


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ab;2473494 wrote:
Yes, exactly, or even if the user is moved, or renamed, or whatever. It
is designed to be unique forever, and as such is used as the permanent ID
in the NSS (NetWare and OES Linux) targeted for filesystem permissions.
User tools will not let you delete it or modify it manually either, so
barring tools that you cannot have normally, or abusing things like IDM
(don't do it), it should be very immutable.


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Hi Bengt,
GUID always has unique (system generated) value, that impossible to change. Move/Rename operations don't change GUID value.

We use eDir object GUID as immutableID for O365.
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Commodore
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Hi!

Thanks, that's good to hear! So we can move on...

Kind regards
Bengt
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