Employee number   othershow all attributes
Name employeeNumber
Description Numerically identifies an employee within an organization
Vocabulary not applicable, no controlled vocabulary
References RFC2798
OIDC n/a
OID 2.16.840.1.113730.3.1.3
LDAP Syntax Directory String
# of values single
Example values
  • 400345
  • 74622225


Numeric or alphanumeric identifier assigned to a person, typically based on order of hire or association with an organization. Single valued.


  • The use case for this attribute is internal to the issuing home organization, mainly for internal administrative purposes.
    It MUST be unique within the issuing home organization but will not be unique across organizations.

  • employeeNumber is security sensitive since it might be used for authentication at the home organization. This attribute SHOULD NOT be provided to resources outside the issuing home organization.

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