Active Directory integration using unique Distinguished Name but with Display Name as the name displayed for the user
We have an ISV solution built on XPages that allows authentication with Active Directory (via Directory Assistance) and also has custom name pickers for picking user names and groups from Active Directory. This works great.
Now we have a customer that has their Active Directory set up so that Common Name is a unique identifier for each user (using a 7 character format) where the actual (and more usable) user name is stored in the Display Name attribute of their Active Directory. With our current setup in Directory Assistance the user name when logged on is then the unique (but not user friendly) identifier based on the Distinguished Name which Common Name is part of. Also, picking names from their Active Directory using our custom name picker means that the names displayed are the same unique but not user friendly names.
Currently it is not possible in Domino to integrate with Active Directory so that the unique Distinguished Name (with the Common Name part) is used as the actual identifier of the user while the Display Name is used as the name displayed for the user.
This idea is a request to enhance the capabilities of Domino, Directory Assistance and integration with Active Directory to support the scenario above.