dominoUNID operational attribute

The Domino® LDAP service supports Universal Notes® IDs (UNID) through 32-character values of the dominoUNID operational attribute. Designed for use with advanced LDAP applications, it allows them to uniquely identify documents in the Domino® Directory even when the directory object's FullName/ListName (LDAP DN), ShortName (LDAP uid), or other normally identifying field values change.

About this task

While this attribute is fully available to customers deploying a Domino® Directory for Domino® 7 and later releases, those using Domino® Directories created prior to Domino® 7 will need to do the following to make dominoUNID fully available:


  1. Reload the LDAP schema by using the tell ldap reloadschema command.
  2. In the domain Configuration Settings document of the primary Domino® Directory, click Select Attribute Types next to the setting Choose fields that anonymous users can query via LDAP. The LDAP Attribute Type Selection dialog box appears. From here, you can either:
    • add the dominoUNID attribute automatically by clicking Use Default Values. All default attributes for Anonymous users will be selected.
    • manually add dominoUNID by choosing the wildcard class (*) in the Object Classes drop-down list. This option is recommended if you have customized your attribute list for Anonymous.