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Definition of the inetOrgPerson LDAP Object Class (RFC2798)

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Original Publication Date: 2000-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 16 page(s) / 30K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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M. Smith: AUTHOR

Abstract

While the X.500 standards define many useful attribute types [X520] and object classes [X521], they do not define a person object class that meets the requirements found in today's Internet and Intranet directory service deployments. We define a new object class called inetOrgPerson for use in LDAP and X.500 directory services that extends the X.521 standard organizationalPerson class to meet these needs.

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Network Working Group M. Smith

Request for Comments: 2798 Netscape Communications

Category: Informational April 2000

Definition of the inetOrgPerson LDAP Object Class

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

While the X.500 standards define many useful attribute types [X520]

and object classes [X521], they do not define a person object class

that meets the requirements found in today's Internet and Intranet

directory service deployments. We define a new object class called

inetOrgPerson for use in LDAP and X.500 directory services that

extends the X.521 standard organizationalPerson class to meet these

needs.

Table of Contents

1. Background and Intended Usage...............................2

2. New Attribute Types Used in the inetOrgPerson Object Class..3

2.1. Vehicle license or registration plate....................3

2.2. Department number........................................3

2.3. Display Name.............................................4

2.4. Employee Number..........................................4

2.5. Employee Type............................................4

2.6. JPEG Photograph..........................................5

2.7. Preferred Language.......................................5

2.8. User S/MIME Certificate..................................5

2.9. User PKCS #12............................................6

3. Definition of the inetOrgPerson Object Class................6

4. Example of an inetOrgPerson Entry...........................7

5. Security Considerations.....................................8

6. Acknowledgments.............................................8

7. Bibliography................................................8

8. Author's Address............................................9

9. Appendix A - inetOrgPerson Schema Summary..................10

9.1. Attribute Types..........................................10

9.1.1. New attribute types that are defined in this document.10

9.1.2. Attribute types from RFC 2256.........................12

9.1.3. Attribute types from RFC 1274.........................15

9.1.4. Attribute type from RFC 2079..........................16

9.2. Syntaxes.................................................17

9.2.1. Syntaxes from RFC 2252................................17

9.2.2. Syntaxes from RFC 2256................................17

9.3. Matching Rules...........................................17

9.3.1. Matching rules from RFC 2252..........................17

9.3.2. Matching rul...