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Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3): Technical Specification (RFC3377)

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Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-17
Document File: 7 page(s) / 10K

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J. Hodges: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document specifies the set of RFCs comprising the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Version 3 (LDAPv3), and addresses the "IESG Note" attached to RFCs 2251 through 2256.

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Network Working Group                                          J. Hodges

Request for Comments: 3377                         Sun Microsystems Inc.

Category: Standards Track                                      R. Morgan

                                                University of Washington

                                                          September 2002

              Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3):

                        Technical Specification

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document specifies the set of RFCs comprising the Lightweight

   Directory Access Protocol Version 3 (LDAPv3), and addresses the "IESG

   Note" attached to RFCs 2251 through 2256.

1.  Background and Motivation

   The specification for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

   version 3 (LDAPv3) nominally comprises eight RFCs which were issued

   in two distinct subsets at separate times -- RFCs 2251 through 2256

   first, then RFCs 2829 and 2830 following later.

   RFC 2251 through 2256 do not mandate the implementation of any

   satisfactory authentication mechanisms and hence were published with

   an "IESG Note" discouraging implementation and deployment of LDAPv3

   clients or servers implementing update functionality until a Proposed

   Standard for mandatory authentication in LDAPv3 is published.

   RFC 2829 was subsequently published in answer to the IESG Note.

   The purpose of this document is to explicitly specify the set of RFCs

   comprising LDAPv3, and formally address the IESG Note through

   explicit inclusion of RFC 2829.

Hodges & Morgan             Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3377            LDAPv3: Technical Specification       September 2002

2.  Specification of LDAPv3

   The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol version 3 (LDAPv3) is

   specified by this set of nine RFCs:

      [RFC2251]  Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3) [the

                 specification of the LDAP on-the-wire protocol]

      [RFC2252]  Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3):  Attribute

                 Syntax Definitions

      [RFC2253]  Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3):  UTF-8

                 String Representation of Dist...