INTERNET-DRAFT Editor: Kurt D. Zeilenga Intended Category: Standard Track OpenLDAP Foundation Expires in six months
4 November 20021 March 2003 Obsoletes: RFC 2251-2256, 2829-2830, 3377 LDAP: Technical Specification Road Map <draft-ietf-ldapbis-roadmap-01.txt><draft-ietf-ldapbis-roadmap-02.txt> Status of this Memo This document is an Internet-Draft and is in full conformance with all provisions of Section 10 of RFC2026. This document is intended to be published as a Standard Track RFC. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. Technical discussion of this document will take place on the IETF LDAP Revision Working Group mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Please send editorial comments directly to the author <Kurt@OpenLDAP.org>. Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), its areas, and its working groups. Note that other groups may also distribute working documents as Internet-Drafts. Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference material or to cite them other than as ``work in progress.'' The list of current Internet-Drafts can be accessed at <http://www.ietf.org/ietf/1id-abstracts.txt>. The list of Internet-Draft Shadow Directories can be accessed at <http://www.ietf.org/shadow.html>. Copyright 2002,2003, The Internet Society. All Rights Reserved. Please see the Copyright section near the end of this document for more information. Abstract The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an Internet protocol for accessing distributed directory services which act in accordance with X.500 data and service models. This document provides a roadmap of the LDAP Technical Specification. Conventions 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 BCP 14 [RFC2119]. 1. The LDAP Technical Specification The technical specification detailing version 3 of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), an Internet Protocol, consists of this document and the following documents: LDAP: Directory Information Models [Models], LDAP: The Protocol [Protocol], LDAP: Authentication Methods and Connection Level Security Mechanisms [AuthMeth], LDAP: String Representation of Distinguished Names [LDAPDN], LDAP: String Representation of Search Filters [Filters], LDAP: Uniform Resource Locator [LDAPURL], LDAP: Syntaxes [Syntaxes], and LDAP: User Schema [Schema]. The terms "LDAP" and "LDAPv3" are commonly used to informally refer to the protocol specified by this technical specification. The LDAP suite, as defined here, should be formally identified in other documents by a normative reference to this document. Extensions to LDAP may be specified in other documents. Nomenclature denoting such combinations of LDAP-plus-extension(s) is not defined by this document but may be defined in some future document(s). IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) considerations for LDAP described in BCP 64 [RFC3383] apply fully to this revision of the LDAP technical specification. 2. Relationship to X.500 This technical specification defines LDAP in terms of [X.500] as an X.500 access mechanism. An LDAP server MUST act in accordance with X.500(1993) series of International Telephone Union (ITU) Recommendations when providing the service. However, it is not required that an LDAP server make use of any X.500 protocols in providing this service, e.g. LDAP can be mapped onto any other directory system so long as the X.500 data and service models [X.501][X.511] as used in LDAP is not violated in the LDAP interface. This technical specification explicitly incorporates portions of X.500(93). Later revisions of X.500 do not automatically apply. 3. Security Considerations LDAP security considerations are discussed in each document comprising the technical specification. 4. Relationship to Obsolete Specifications This technical specification, as defined in Section 1, obsoletes entirely the previously defined LDAP technical specification [RFC3377] (which consists of RFC 2251-2256, RFC 2829-2830 and [RFC3377] itself). The technical specification was significantly reorganized. This document replaces RFC 3377 as well as Section 3.3 of RFC 2251. [Models] replaces portions of RFC 2251, RFC 2252 and RFC 2256. [Protocol] replaces the majority RFC 2251 and portions of RFC 2252. [AuthMeth] replaces RFC 2829, RFC 2830, and portions of RFC 2251. [Syntax] replaces the majority of RFC 2252 and portions of RFC 2256. [Schema] replaces the majority of RFC 2256. [LDAPDN] replaces RFC 2253. [Filters] replaces RFC 2254. [LDAPURL] replaces RFC 2255. Each document of this specification contains appendices detailingsummarizing changes to all sections of the specifications they replace. Appendix A.1 of this document details changes made to RFC 3377. Appendix A.2 of this document details changes made to Section 3.3 of RFC 2251. 5. Acknowledgments This document is based largely on RFC 3377 by J. Hodges and R. Morgan, a product of the LDAPBIS and LDAPEXT Working Groups. The document also borrows from RFC 2251 by M. Wahl, T. Howes, and S. Kille, a product of the ASID Working Group. This document is a product of the IETF LDAPBIS Working Group. 6. Author's Address Kurt Zeilenga E-mail: <email@example.com> 7. References 7.1. Normative References [RFC2119] S. Bradner, "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", BCP 14 (also RFC 2119), March 1997. [RFC3383] K. Zeilenga, "IANA Considerations for LDAP", BCP 64 (also RFC 3383), September 2002. [Models] K. Zeilenga (editor), "LDAP: Directory Information Models", draft-ietf-ldapbis-models-xx.txt, a work in progress. [Protocol] J. Sermersheim (editor), "LDAP: The Protocol", draft-ietf-ldapbis-protocol-xx.txt, a work in progress. [AuthMeth] R. Harrison (editor), "LDAP: Authentication Methods and Connection Level Security Mechanisms", draft-ietf-ldapbis-authmeth-xx.txt, a work in progress. [LDAPDN] K. Zeilenga (editor), "LDAP: String Representation of Distinguished Names", draft-ietf-ldapbis-dn-xx.txt, a work in progress. [Filters] M. Smith (editor), LDAPbis WG, "LDAP: String Representation of Search Filters", draft-ietf-ldapbis-filter-xx.txt, a work in progress. [LDAPURL] M. Smith (editor), "LDAP: Uniform Resource Locator", draft-ietf-ldapbis-url-xx.txt, a work in progress. [Syntaxes] S. Legg (editor), "LDAP: Syntaxes", draft-ietf-ldapbis-syntaxes-xx.txt, a work in progress. [Schema] K. Dally (editor), "LDAP: User Schema", draft-ietf-ldapbis-user-schema-xx.txt, a work in progress. [X.500] ITU-T Rec. X.500, "The Directory: Overview of Concepts, Models and Service", 1993. [X.501] ITU-T Rec. X.501, "The Directory: Models", 1993. [X.511] ITU-T Rec. X.511, "The Directory: Abstract Service Definition", 1993. 7.2. Informative References None. Appendix A. Changes to Previous Documents This appendix outlines changes this document makes relative to the documents it replaces (in whole or in part). Appendix A.1. Changes to RFC 3377 This document is nearly a complete rewrite of RFC 3377 as much of the material of RFC 3377 is no longer applicable. These changes include defining the terms "LDAP" and "LDAPv3" to refer to this revision of the technical specification. Appendix A.2. Changes to Section 3.3 of RFC 2251 The section was modified slightly (the word "document" was replaced with "technical specification") to clarify that it applies to the entire LDAP technical specification. Copyright 2002,2003, The Internet Society. All Rights Reserved. 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