Custom attributes

Occasional Contributor

Confused about these, their differences, usage cases, pros, cons, etc:

  • Graph schema extensions
  • Graph open extensions
  • Custom security attributes


I've looked everywhere to find clear and simple english explanations but so far the documentation is too high level, missing examples, not really explaining the purpose or even the difference between them to at least be able to deduce a usage case.


I mainly just want to store simple stuff like an employees hire date, cost centre, etc


Any guidance is appreciated, thanks.

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best response confirmed by drkmccy (Occasional Contributor)
Use custom security attributes, they're the way forward, and are generally easier to work with compared to other methods. If you are interested in some light reading, I did a 4-series article on comparing them... here's the summary: