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LDAP Implementation Cookbook by Permana Widhiasta, Harri Stranden, Michel Melot, Heinz Johner

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1.8. LDAP Standards

Several standards in the form of IETF RFCs exist for LDAP. The following is a brief list of RFCs that apply for LDAP Version 2 and Version 3:

LDAP Version 2:

  • RFC 1777: Defines the LDAP protocol

  • RFC 1778: The String Representation of Standard Attribute Syntax

  • RFC 1779: A String Representation of Distinguished Names

  • RFC 1959: An LDAP URL Format

  • RFC 1960: A String Representation of LDAP Search Filters

LDAP Version 3:

  • RFC 2251: LDAP protocol - V3

  • RFC 2252: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3): Attribute Syntax Definitions

  • RFC 2253: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3): UTF-8 String Representation of Distinguished Names

  • RFC 2254: The String Representation of LDAP Search Filters

  • RFC 2255: The LDAP URL Format

  • RFC 2256: A Summary ...

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