Data Types in RADIUS (RFC8044)
Original Publication Date: 2017-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jan-26
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
RADIUS specifications have historically defined attributes in terms of name, value, and data type. Of these three pieces of information, the name is recorded by IANA in the "RADIUS Attribute Types" registry but is not otherwise managed or restricted, as discussed in [RFC6929], Section 2.7.1. The value is managed by IANA and recorded in that registry. The data type is not managed or recorded in the "RADIUS Attribute Types" registry. Experience has shown that there is a need to create well-known data types and have them managed by IANA.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) A. DeKok Request for Comments: 8044 FreeRADIUS Updates: 2865, 3162, 4072, 6158, 6572, 7268 January 2017 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721
Data Types in RADIUS
RADIUS specifications have used data types for two decades without defining them as managed entities. During this time, RADIUS implementations have named the data types and have used them in attribute definitions. This document updates the specifications to better follow established practice. We do this by naming the data types defined in RFC 6158, which have been used since at least the publication of RFC 2865. We provide an IANA registry for the data types and update the "RADIUS Attribute Types" registry to include a Data Type field for each attribute. Finally, we recommend that authors of RADIUS specifications use these types in preference to existing practice. This document updates RFCs 2865, 3162, 4072, 6158, 6572, and 7268.
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