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IMAP4 ACL extension (RFC2086)

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Original Publication Date: 1997-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-16
Document File: 8 page(s) / 9K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Myers: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2086: DOI

Abstract

The ACL extension of the Internet Message Access Protocol [IMAP4] permits access control lists to be manipulated through the IMAP protocol. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group J. Myers Request for Comments: 2086 Carnegie Mellon Category: Standards Track January 1997

IMAP4 ACL extension

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.

1. Abstract

The ACL extension of the Internet Message Access Protocol [IMAP4] permits access control lists to be manipulated through the IMAP protocol.

Table of Contents

1. Abstract............................................... 1 2. Conventions Used in this Document...................... 1 3. Introduction and Overview.............................. 2 4. Commands............................................... 3 4.1. SETACL................................................. 3 4.2. DELETEACL.............................................. 4 4.3. GETACL................................................. 4 4.4. LISTRIGHTS............................................. 4 4.5. MYRIGHTS............................................... 5 5. Responses.............................................. 5 5.1. ACL.................................................... 5 5.2. LISTRIGHTS............................................. 6 5.3. MYRIGHTS............................................... 6 6. Formal Syntax.......................................... 6 7. References............................................. 7 8. Security Considerations................................ 7 9. Author’s Address....................................... 8

2. Conventions Used in this Document

In examples, "C:" and "S:" indicate lines sent by the client and server respectively.

Myers Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 2086 ACL extension January 1997

3. Introduction and Overview

The ACL extension is present in any IMAP4 implementation which returns "ACL" as one of the supported capabilities to the CAPABILITY command.

An access control list is a set of <identifier,rights> pairs.

Identifier is a US-ASCII string. The identifier anyone is reserved to refer to the universal identity (all authentications, including anonymous). All user name strings accepted by the LOGIN or AUTHENTICATE commands to authenticate to the IMAP server are reserved as identifiers for the corresponding user. Identifiers starting with a dash ("-") are reserved for "negative rights", described below. All other identifier strings are interpreted in an implementation- defined manner.

Rights is a string listing a (possibly empty) set of alphanumeric characters, each character listing a set of operations which is being controlled. Letters are reserved for ‘‘standard’’ rights, listed below. The set of standard rights may only be extended by a standards-track document. Digits are reserved for implementation or site defined rights. The currently defined standard...

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