Given name   coreshow all attributes
Name givenName
Description Given name of a person
Vocabulary not applicable, no controlled vocabulary
References eduPerson, RFC4519
LDAP Syntax Directory String
# of values single (multi in RFC4519, see 'Important')
Example values
  • Hans-Peter
  • Hans Jürg
  • René


From RFC4519 description: "The 'givenName' attribute type contains name strings that are the part of a person's name that is not their surname. Each string is one value of this multi-valued attribute."


  • In SWITCHaai, home organizations MUST provide a single value only: the given name which is used for official communication with that person.

Find the complete list of attribute definitions in one single document: Attribute Specification