Active Directory LDAP Field Mappings

This page provides a mapping of common Active Directory fields to its LDAP attribute name. 

When using Active Directory users and computers you will see the Microsoft provided friendly names. Under the hood of Active Directory these fields are actually using an LDAP attribute. You can see the LDAP attribute name in the attribute editor. 

When working with scripts or creating a program you will need to use the LDAP attribute name. 

This page provides a visual reference of the LDAP field mappings in Active Directory. In addition, I created a table view for a quick reference. 

General Tab

Address Tab

Account Tab

Profile Tab

Telephones Tab

Organization Tab

LDAP Mappings Table View

TABActive Directory FieldLDAP Attribute
GeneralFirst NamegivenName
GeneralInitialsinitials
GeneralLast namesn
GeneralDisplay namedisplayName
GeneralDescriptiondescription
GeneralOfficephysicalDeliveryOfficeName
GeneralTelephone numbertelephoneNumber
GeneralE-mailmail
GeneralWeb pagewWWHomePage
AddressStreetstreetAddress
AddressP.O BoxpostOfficeBox
AddressCityl
AddressState/provinceSt
AddressZip/Postal CodepostalCode
AddressCounty/regionco
AccountUser logon nameuserPrincipalName
Accountuser logon name (pre-Windows 200)sAMAccountName
ProfileProfile pathprofilePath
ProfileLogon scriptscriptPath
ProfileLocal pathhomeDirectory
ProfileConnecthomeDrive
TelephonesHomehomePhone
TelephonesPagerpager
TelephonesMobileMobile
TelephonesFaxfacsimileTelephoneNumber
TelephonesIP PhoneipPhone
OrganizationJob Titletitle
OrganizationDepartmentdepartment
OrganizationCompanycompany
OrganizationManagermanager
OrganizationDirect Reportsdirectreports

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2 thoughts on “Active Directory LDAP Field Mappings”

  1. I believe there is a typo in the LDAP Mappings Table View. It is showing LDAP Attribute=telephoneNumber for the Active Directory Field=Office…

    LDAP Mappings Table View
    TAB Active Directory Field LDAP Attribute
    General First Name givenName
    General Initials initials
    General Last name sn
    General Display name displayName
    General Description description
    General Office telephoneNumber
    General Telephone number telephoneNumber
    General E-mail mail

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