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Standards Track 12 January, 2001
Updates: 2251, 2252, 2253, 2254,
2255, 2256, 2829, 2830
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3):
Technical Specification
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Abstract
This document specifies the set of RFCs comprising LDAPv3, and addresses
the "IESG Note" attached to RFCs 2251 through 2256.
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1. Background and Motivation
The specification for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol version
3 (LDAPv3) nominally comprises eight RFCs which were issued in two dis-
tinct subsets at separate times -- RFCs 2251 through 2256 first, then
RFCs 2829 and 2830 following later.
RFC 2251 through 2256 do not mandate the implementation of any satisfac-
tory authentication mechanisms and hence were published with an "IESG
Note" discouraging implementation and deployment of LDAPv3 clients or
servers implementing update functionality until a Proposed Standard for
mandatory authentication in LDAPv3 is published.
RFC 2829 was subsequently published in answer to the IESG Note.
The purpose of this document is to explicitly specify the set of RFCs
comprising LDAPv3, and formally address the IESG Note through explicit
inclusion of RFC 2829.
2. Conventions Used in this Document
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 [RFC2119].
3. Specification of LDAPv3
The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol version 3 (LDAPv3) is speci-
fied by this set of nine RFCs:
[RFC2251] Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3)
[the specification of the LDAP on-the-wire protocol]
[RFC2252] Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3):
Attribute Syntax Definitions
[RFC2253] Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3):
UTF-8 String Representation of Distinguished Names
[RFC2254] The String Representation of LDAP Search Filters
[RFC2255] The LDAP URL Format
[RFC2256] A Summary of the X.500(96) User Schema for use
with LDAPv3
[RFC2829] Authentication Methods for LDAP
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[RFC2830] Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3):
Extension for Transport Layer Security
And, this document (RFCxxxx).
The term "LDAPv3" MAY be used to informally refer to the protocol speci-
fied by this set of RFCs. The LDAPv3 protocol suite, as defined here,
SHOULD be formally identified in other documents by a normative refer-
ence to this document.
Other RFCs (and perhaps Internet-Drafts) MAY specify extensions to
LDAPv3. Nomenclature denoting such combinations of LDAPv3-plus-
extension(s) is not defined by this document, and MAY be defined in some
future document(s).
4. Addressing the "IESG Note" in RFCs 2251 through 2256
The IESG approved publishing RFCs 2251 through 2256 with an attendant
IESG Note included in each document. The Note begins with..
This document describes a directory access protocol that provides
both read and update access. Update access requires secure authenti-
cation, but this document does not mandate implementation of any
satisfactory authentication mechanisms.
The Note ends with this statement..
Implementors are hereby discouraged from deploying LDAPv3 clients or
servers which implement the update functionality, until a Proposed
Standard for mandatory authentication in LDAPv3 has been approved and
published as an RFC.
[RFC2829] is expressly the "Proposed Standard for mandatory authentica-
tion in LDAPv3" called for in the Note. Thus, the IESG Note in
[RFC2251], [RFC2252], [RFC2253], [RFC2254], [RFC2255], and [RFC2256] is
addressed.
5. Security Considerations
This document does not directly discuss security, although the context
of the aforementioned IESG Note is security related, as is the manner in
which it is addressed.
Please refer to the referenced documents, especially [RFC2829],
[RFC2251], and [RFC2830], for further information concerning LDAPv3
security.
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6. Acknowledgements
The authors thank Patrick Falstrom, Leslie Daigle, and Kurt Zeilenga for
their contributions to this document.
7. References
[RFC2119] Scott Bradner. "Key Words for use in RFCs to Indicate
Requirement Levels". RFC 2119, March 1997.
[RFC2251] M. Wahl, S. Kille and T. Howes, "Lightweight Directory
Access Protocol (v3)", RFC 2251, December 1997.
[RFC2252] M. Wahl, A. Coulbeck, T. Howes, and S. Kille, "Lightweight
Directory Access Protocol (v3): Attribute Syntax Defini-
tions", RFC 2252, December 1997.
[RFC2253] S. Kille, M. Wahl, and T. Howes, "Lightweight Directory
Access Protocol (v3): UTF-8 String Representation of Dis-
tinguished Names", RFC 2253, December 1997.
[RFC2254] T. Howes, "The String Representation of LDAP Search
Filters", RFC 2254, December 1997.
[RFC2255] T. Howes, M. Smith, "The LDAP URL Format", RFC 2255,
December 1997.
[RFC2256] M. Wahl, "A Summary of the X.500(96) User Schema for use
with LDAPv3", RFC 2256, December 1997.
[RFC2829] M. Wahl, H. Alvestrand, J. Hodges, R. Morgan. "Authentica-
tion Methods for LDAP", RFC 2829, May 2000.
[RFC2830] J. Hodges, R. Morgan, M. Wahl, "Lightweight Directory Access
Protocol (v3): Extension for Transport Layer Security", RFC
2830, May 2000.
8. Authors' Addresses
Jeff Hodges
Oblix, Inc.
18922 Forge Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
USA
Phone: +1-408-861-6656
EMail: jhodges@oblix.com
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RL "Bob" Morgan
Computing and Communications
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
USA
Phone: +1-206-221-3307 RFC 3377
EMail: rlmorgan@washington.edu
----------------------------------- Title: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3):
Technical Specification
Author(s): J. Hodges, R. Morgan
Status: Standards Track
Date: September 2002
Mailbox: Jeff.Hodges@sun.com, rlmorgan@washington.edu
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