A URN Namespace for Globus
RFC 7853

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         S. Martin
Request for Comments: 7853                                     S. Tuecke
Category: Informational                                      B. McCollam
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                M. Lidman
                                                   University of Chicago
                                                                May 2016

                       A URN Namespace for Globus

Abstract

   This document describes a URN (Uniform Resource Name) namespace to be
   used by Globus for naming persistent resources.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
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   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7853.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction .................................................. 2
   2. Specification Template ........................................ 3
   3. Examples (Informative) ........................................ 5
   4. Namespace Considerations ...................................... 5
   5. Community Considerations ...................................... 6
   6. Security Considerations ....................................... 6
   7. IANA Considerations ........................................... 6
   8. Normative References .......................................... 6
   Acknowledgments .................................................. 7
   Authors' Addresses ............................................... 7

1.  Introduction

   Globus (https://www.globus.org) is a software-as-a-service provider
   that develops and operates services and tools for the global research
   and education community.

   Globus provides multiple services for users across many institutions,
   primarily for research driven by high-performance computing.  Globus
   creates unique identifiers that will persist in external systems and
   must be identifiable as references to Globus entities.

   To address this need, this document requests that a formal URN space
   type be assigned as described in Section 4.3 of [RFC3406].

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2.  Specification Template

   Namespace ID:

      globus

   Registration Information:

      Version 1
      Date: 2016-03-18

   Declared Registrant of the Namespace:

      Globus Project Lead
      401 N Michigan Ave
      Suite 900
      Chicago, Illinois  60611
      USA

      Email:  tuecke@globus.org

      The position of Globus Project Lead is currently filled by Steve
      Tuecke.

   Declaration of Syntactic Structure:

      The Namespace Specific String (NSS) of all URNs that use the
      "globus" NID shall have the following structure:

      <URN> ::= "urn:" "globus" ":" <NSS>

      <NSS> ::= <SNID> | <SNID> ":" <subnamespace-specific-string>

      <SNID> ::= 1*<non-colon-chars>

      <subnamespace-specific-string> ::= 1*<URN chars>

      <non-colon-chars> ::= <non-colon-trans> | "%" <hex> <hex>

      <non-colon-trans> ::= <upper> | <lower> | <number> |
                            <non-colon-other>

      <non-colon-other> ::= "(" | ")" | "+" | "," | "-" | "." | "=" |
                            "@" | ";" | "$" | "_" | "!" | "*" | "'"

      The "SNID" is the top-level segment of the NSS.  It is a required
      US-ASCII string, subject to the above syntax, that conforms to the
      URN syntax requirements (see [RFC2141]).  It identifies a category

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