Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): Syntaxes and Matching Rules
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, ldapbis mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ldapbis chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): Syntaxes and Matching Rules' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): Syntaxes and Matching Rules ' <draft-ietf-ldapbis-syntaxes-12.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the LDAP (v3) Revision Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ted Hardie and Lisa Dusseault. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ldapbis-syntaxes-12.txt
Technical Summary Each attribute stored in a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory, and whose values may be transfered in the LDAP protocol, has a defined syntax which constrains the structure and format of its values. The comparison semantics for values of a syntax are not part of the syntax definition but are instead provided through separately defined matching rules. Matching rules specify an argument, an assertion value, which also has a defined syntax. This document defines a base set of syntaxes and matching rules for use in defining attributes for LDAP directories. (What does this protocol do and why does the community need it?) Working Group Summary The LDAPBIS working group came to consensus on this document. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed for the IESG by Ted Hardie.