Oracle Fusion Middleware Administration Guide for Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition

Naming Attributes and Object Classes

When creating names for new attributes and object classes, make the name meaningful so your schema is easier to use.

Avoid naming collisions between custom schema elements and existing schema elements by including a unique prefix on custom elements. For example, Corporation might add the prefix Example before each of its custom schema elements. It might also add a special object class called ExamplePerson to identify employees in its directory.

Note that in LDAP, attribute type names and object class names are case insensitive. Applications should treat them as case insensitive strings.