Contains a guaranteed unique value for any object in the NDS tree.

NDS Operational:Yes




Used In


For help in understanding the attribute definition template, see Reading NDS Attribute Type Definitions.

This attribute is new in NetWare 5.x. The internal format of the globally unique ID (GUID) is defined by the SGUID NLM of the NetWare operating system. To generate the GUIDs, this NLM uses the policies described for UUIDs and GUIDs done by the Network Working Group.

GUID has been added as an optional attribute to the Top class so that all objects can (and eventually will) have a GUID.

For LDAP clients to access this attribute, the LDAP server must be configured to map the attribute to a name without spaces or colons. The LDAP server in NDS eDirectory supports the Octet String syntax.