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3.1.1.2.4.3 objectClass

Attribute objectClass is a multivalued attribute that appears on all the objects in the directory. When instantiating a structural class or an 88 object class, the objectClass attribute of the new object contains a sequence of class names. The first element is always class top. The last element is the name of the structural class or the 88 object class that was instantiated (referred to as the most specific class). The rest of the classes in the superclass chain are listed in between in the order of inheritance from class top. For example, a user object has the following four-element sequence as the value of objectClass:

[ top, person, organizationalPerson, user ]

For information on instantiating auxiliary classes see section 3.1.1.2.4.6.

 
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