Entries in the IBM SecureWay Directory are identified by their names. The characteristics of these names include:
They have two forms: a string representation and a URL.
They have a uniform syntax.
Namespace boundaries are not apparent in them.
A component of a name is called a relative distinguished name (RDN). An RDN represents a point within the namespace hierarchy. RDNs are separated by and concatenated using the comma (“,”). Each RDN is typed. RDNs have the form <type>=<value> for single valued RDNs. The plus sign (“+”) is used to form multi-valued RDNs: <type>=<value>+<type>=<value>.
The <type> is case-insensitive and the <value> is defined to have a particular syntax. The order of RDNs in an LDAP name is the most specific ...