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Infrastructure Division of Information Technology

Directory Services Attribute

Privacy Flags (tamuEduSuppress)

Attribute details

LDAP tamuEduSuppress attribute properties, usage and population rules
Definition: Types of data suppression in effect for the account.

There are three laws that control access to data about Texas A&M's constituents:
  • Texas Public Information Act. (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552) This act classifies certain information about Texas A&M System faculty and staff employees as public information. Faculty and staff employees cannot suppress information related to their position. A faculty or staff employee's name, office phone, work address, position title, are displayed in the campus directory. Exceptions to this policy are granted only for security reasons, when requested by the University Police Department.
  • The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA enables enrolled students to control what information about them is classified as public. Texas A&M's FERPA documentation is provided on the Registrar's website (
  • Texas HB 4046 amended the Texas Public information Act to classify information about applicants for admission to Texas A&M as confidential.
Attribute Name: 'tamuEduSuppress'
URN: urn:oid:
Multiple Values: Multi-valued
Format: Printable String {64}
Search Syntax: EQUALITY caseIgnoreMatch
Controlled Vocabulary: name Full suppression of account information.
For compliance with the Texas Public Information Act, The Texas A&M University System employees and faculty are not allowed to suppress directory information. None of the other Systems of Record have to comply with the Texas Public Information Act.
email Suppression of email address (FERPA).
homephone Suppression of local telephone number (FERPA).
major Suppression of plan of study information (FERPA).
classification Suppression of classification information (FERPA).
studentEmployment Suppression of employment information for students (FERPA).
studentID Suppression of UIN for students (FERPA).
payroll Suppression of employee private information.
administrative Full suppression of account information (LDAP administrators).
Source: Defined by account holder in Texas A&M Compass and Workday with the exception of student employment information. Student employment information is universally suppressed for all student workers and graduate assistants.
If (present in EIS feed and privacyName = 'Y') ⇒ name
If present in EIS feed and privacyUIN = 'Y' ⇒ studentID
If present in EIS feed and privacyEmail = 'Y' ⇒ email
If present in EIS feed and privacyLocalPhone = 'Y' ⇒ homephone
If present in EIS feed and privacyMajor = 'Y' ⇒ major
If present in EIS feed and privacyClassification = 'Y' ⇒ classification
If present in EDW (Workday) feed and employmentStatus IN ('B','F') ⇒ name
If present in EDW (Workday) feed and employeeType = '1' ⇒ studentEmployment
If present in EDW (Workday) feed and privacyEmployee = 'Y' ⇒ payroll
If manualAddType = 'affiliate:upd' ⇒ name

Directory-specific details

LDAP tamuEduSuppress attribute properties that are dependent on directory branch or object class configuration
  Enterprise Directory
People Branch
White Pages Directory
People Branch
Directory URL:
Object Class: tamuPerson tamuEduDirectoryPerson
Required: no 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. Nonauthenticated (anonymous) users have no access.
(White Pages Directory supports anonymous binds only.)
Usage: Modify LDAP access settings on attributes in the entry. Modify LDAP access settings on attributes in the entry.
Example(s): payroll payroll