Member attributes settings

To configure LDAP member attributes.

  1. In the admin console, click...

      Security | Global security

  2. Under User account repository, select Federated repositories from the Available realm definitions field and click Configure.

  3. Under Related items, click Manage repositories.

  4. Click Add to specify a new external repository or select an external repository that is pre-configured.

  5. Under Additional properties, click Group attribute definition.

  6. Under Additional properties, click Member attributes.

  7. Click New to specify a new member attribute.

When you finish adding or updating the federated repository configuration, go to the Security > Global security panel and click Apply to validate the changes.

Name of member attribute

Name of the member attribute in LDAP. For example, member and uniqueMember are two commonly used names of member attributes.

The member attribute is used to store the values that reference members that the group contains. For example, a group type with an object class groupOfNames has a member attribute named member; group type with object class groupOfUniqueNames has a member attribute named uniqueMember. An LDAP repository supports multiple group types if multiple member attributes and their associated group object classes are specified.

Object class

Object class of the group that uses this member attribute. If this field is not defined, this member attribute applies to all group object classes.


Scope of the member attribute.

Default: Direct


The member attribute contains direct members only. Direct members are members that are directly contained by the group. For example, if Group1 contains Group2 and Group2 contains User1, then User1 is a direct member of Group2, but User1 is not a direct member of Group1.


The member attribute contains both direct members and nested members.


The member attribute contains direct members, nested members, and dynamic members.


Related tasks

Set member attributes in a federated repository configuration



Member attributes collection