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Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Considerations for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) (RFC3383)

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Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-19
Document File: 24 page(s) / 46K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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K. Zeilenga: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document provides procedures for registering extensible elements of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). This document also provides guidelines to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) describing conditions under which new values can be assigned.

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Network Working Group                                        K. Zeilenga

Request for Comments: 3383                           OpenLDAP Foundation

BCP: 64                                                   September 2002

Category: Best Current Practice

       Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Considerations

          for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the

   Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

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

Abstract

   This document provides procedures for registering extensible elements

   of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).  This document

   also provides guidelines to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority

   (IANA) describing conditions under which new values can be assigned.

1. Introduction

   The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) [RFC3377] is an

   extensible protocol.  LDAP supports:

   - addition of new operations,

   - extension of existing operations, and

   - extensible schema.

   This document details procedures for registering values of used to

   unambiguously identify extensible elements of the protocol including:

   - LDAP message types;

   - LDAP extended operations and controls;

   - LDAP result codes;

   - LDAP authentication methods;

   - LDAP attribute description options; and

   - Object Identifier descriptors.

   These registries are maintained by the Internet Assigned Numbers

   Authority (IANA).

Zeilenga                 Best Current Practice                  [Page 1]

RFC 3383              IANA Considerations for LDAP        September 2002

   In addition, this document provides guidelines to IANA describing the

   conditions under which new values can be assigned.

2. Terminology and Conventions

   This section details terms and conventions used in this document.

2.1. Policy Terminology

   The terms "IESG Approval", "Standards Action", "IETF Consensus",

   "Specification Required", "First Come First Served", "Expert Review",

   and "Private Use" are used as defined in BCP 26 [RFC2434].

2.2. Requirement Terminology

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",

   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this

   document are to be interpreted as described in BCP 14 [RFC2119].  In

   this case, "the specification" as used by BCP 14 refers to the

   processing of protocols being submitted to the IETF standards

   process.

2.3. Common ABNF Productions

   A number of syntaxes in this document are described using ABNF

   [RFC2234].  These syntaxes rely on the following common produ...