E-mail   coreshow all attributes
Name mail
Description Preferred address for the "To:" field of e-mail to be sent to this person
Vocabulary not applicable, no controlled vocabulary
References eduPerson, RFC4524
Two claims get derived from mail:
Claim: email
Type: string
Scope: email
Claim: email_verified, its value is always true.
Type: boolean
Scope: email
OID 0.9.2342.19200300.100.1.3
LDAP Syntax IA5 String {256}
# of values multi
Example values
  • peter.meier@uzh.ch
  • dumbledore@hsww.wiz


FromRFC4524: "The mail (rfc822mailbox) attribute type holds Internet mail addresses in Mailbox RFC5321 form (e.g., user@example.com)."


  • In the Switch edu-ID federation, the correctness of this attribute can not be guaranteed by the home organization since mailboxes may be changed by the user without informing the home organization (private mailboxes).

  • If a person has more than one e-mail address, it is RECOMMENDED to provide a single address only, the address used by the home organization itself when sending e-mails to that person.
    More e-mail addresses might be provided in swissEduPersonOrganizationalMail swissEduPersonPrivateMail

All attribute definitions in a single document: Switch edu-ID Attribute Specification