Directory Services

Consistency GUIDs

Consistency GUIDs are a detection strategy that allows an application to detect partial updates. A consistency GUID (Globally Unique IDentifier) is applied to each object in a related set. In implementation, a source application generates a new GUID and applies it to each object it updates in the set of related objects. It then applies the new GUID to the rest of the objects in the set, and finishes by applying the new GUID to the "master" object. Typically, the "master" object will be a container that is the parent of the other objects in the set.

Some important considerations: