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Directory Services Attribute

Date of Birth (birthDate)

Attribute details

LDAP birthDate attribute properties, usage and population rules
Definition: Account holder's date of birth.
Attribute Name: 'birthDate'
URN: urn:oid:
Multiple Values: Single-valued
Format: Generalized Time
The time stored in this attribute is expressed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Local time for the Texas campuses is CST - Central Standard Time (UTC - 6 hours) in the winter and CDT - Central Daylight Time (UTC - 5 hours) in the summer. Local time for the Qatar campus is AST - Arabia Standard Time (UTC + 3 hours).
Search Syntax: EQUALITY generalizedTimeMatch ORDERING generalizedTimeOrderingMatch
Controlled Vocabulary: not applicable
Source: Enterprise Directory People Branch/Enterprise Directory Affiliates Branch:
Date of birth provided by all data sources.
Enterpise Directory Sponsored Affiliates Branch:
Date of birth collected from account holder during account activation.

Directory-specific details

LDAP birthDate attribute properties that are dependent on directory branch or object class configuration
  Enterprise Directory
People Branch
Enterprise Directory
Affiliates Branch
Enterprise Directory
Sponsored Affiliates Branch
Directory URL:
Object Class: tamuPerson tamuPerson tamuPerson
Required: yes yes yes
Indexing: none none none
Access: Access to Enterprise Directory restricted. Access to Enterprise Directory restricted. Access to Enterprise Directory restricted.
Usage: NetID activation account activation account management
Example(s): 20070101000000Z 20070101000000Z 20070101000000Z