Active Directory – pulling your hair out trying to get the username?

After much digging and trying to get the userPrincipalName and/or samAccountName properties when doing a search for users on my Active Directory thingy, I found an obscure post on an obscure site that mentioned the “cn” property being used as the actual username.  All of the other sites I’d seen said that “cn” was the user’s first name (or “christian name”).  I pulled the “cn” and viola, the username was right there.


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