Status: core attribute

Description: An individual's common name. For the AAF this is defined as the users first name followed by their surname.

Format: first name <space> surname

Number of values: single

Notes on usage: cn can be used by services for searching for a person, or creating user friendly auxiliary usernames. Usually the cn will contain two names, the first name and surname, with a single space separating them. However, in the situation where a user only possesses one name, then the name will be consider the users surname.

Notes on privacy: This attribute should not be used in transactions where it is desirable to maintain user anonymity.