guid_to_id

Use the guid_to_id command to specify a globally unique identifier (GUID) for a user or group and returns a UID or GID that uses the Apple methodology for automatically generated unique identifiers.

Zone type

Not applicable

Syntax

guid_to_id guid

Abbreviation

None.

Options

This command takes no options.

Arguments

This command takes the following argument:

Argument Type Description

guid

string

Required. Specifies the globally unique identifier for a user or group.

Return value

This command returns UID or GID for the user or group generated using the Apple mechanism for automatically generating identifiers.

Examples

guid_to_id 763ddbc8-44cc-4a79-83aa-abc899b46aba

This example returns the UID for the user associated with the specified globally unique identifier:

1983765448

Related commands

The following command performs actions related to this command:

  • principal_to_id returns a unique UID or GID based on either the Apple methodology or the Centrify Auto Zone methodology for generating numeric identifiers.
  • sid_to_uid converts a user’s security identifier to a numeric identifier (UID).