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Directory Services Attribute

Course Affiliation URNs (eduCourseOffering)

Attribute details

LDAP eduCourseOffering attribute properties, usage and population rules
Definition: URNs denoting the current semester's course offerings with which the account holder is affiliated. If the account holder is eligible to take a Math Placement Exam, the URN for the Math Placement Exam will also be present.

URNs are provided only for enrolled students, instructors, and teaching assistants affiliated with courses taught at Texas A&M's College Station, Galveston or Qatar campuses, or admitted and enrolled students eligible to take a Math Placement Exam.

The 'current semester' used to set and clear information in the Texas A&M Enterprise Directory includes all semesters with active sections, where an active section is defined as one where the current date is on or after the section start date and on or before the section end date.
Attribute Name: 'eduCourseOffering'
URN: urn:oid:
Multiple Values: Multi-valued
Format: Directory String
Search Syntax: EQUALITY caseExactMatch
Controlled Vocabulary: Texas A&M course offering URNs are registered in the namespace.
For current values, see
Source: If listed in EIS roster feed as an enrolled student, instructor of record, or teaching assistant for a current semester's course ⇒ URN for course offering.

If admitted or enrolled undergraduate student eligible to take a Math Placement Exam ⇒ URN for Math Placement Exam.

Directory-specific details

LDAP eduCourseOffering attribute properties that are dependent on directory branch or object class configuration
  Enterprise Directory
People Branch
Directory URL:
Object Class: eduCourse
Required: no
Indexing: Presence (pres): Improves searches for entries that contain the indexed attribute.
Equality (eq): Improves searches for entries that contain an attribute that is set to a specific value.
Access: Access to Enterprise Directory restricted.
Usage: Shibboleth-enabled applications (WebAssign, etc.)