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displayName is "the preferred name of a person to be used when displaying entries". At UCLA, displayName is the person's name shown on the UCLA Online Directory when applicable privacy rule permits. The displayName is one of the attibutes defined in the standard LDAP inetOrgPerson object class (RFC 2798).

Data Flow

This attribute is updated with the person's cn by default for UID population on daily basis. The UCLA Campus Directory Update Services (ODMP) overwrites displayName for UCLA employees only via EDWS in real time manner. This attribute is not populated for non-UID population.

Source System

UID system managed by Financial Aid and Shared Systems, Student Applications, IT Services.
ODMP managed by Directory Services, Planning Services, IT Services.

Access Permission

For students, contact data owner UCLA Registrar's Office.
For employees, contact data owner UCLA Payroll Office.
For others, contact managing unit Financial Aid and Shared Systems, Student Applications, IT Services


This is the usage of this attribute in the attribute-map.xml file. For more information about Mapping the attribute please visit Shibboleth wiki.

		<Attribute name="urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113730.3.1.241" id="SHIBDISPLAYNAME"/>