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Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.0 Architectural Reference

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The Directory Server Access Control Model

Understanding the Directory Server Schema

Understanding Matching Rules

Matching Rule Description Format

Commonly Used Matching Rules

Value Normalization

Understanding Attribute Syntaxes

The Attribute Syntax Description Format

Commonly Used Attribute Syntaxes

Understanding Attribute Types

Attribute Type Description Format

Attribute Type Inheritance

Attribute Type Implementation

Understanding Object Classes

Object Class Description Format

Object Class Kinds

Object Class Inheritance

Directory Server Object Class Implementation

Understanding Name Forms

Name Form Description Format

Name Form Implementation

Understanding DIT Content Rules

DIT Content Rule Description Format

DIT Content Rule Implementation

Understanding DIT Structure Rules

DIT Structure Rule Description Format

DIT Structure Rules and Multiple Schemas

DIT Structure Rule Implementation

Understanding Matching Rule Uses

Matching Rule Use Implementation

Index Databases

Understanding Directory Server Plug-Ins

Directory Server Replication

Root Users and the Privilege Subsystem

Supported Controls and Operations

Understanding Name Forms

Name forms can be used to define a mechanism for naming entries in the directory server. In particular, a name form specifies one or more attribute types that must be present in the RDN of an entry with a given structural object class. A name form can also specify zero or more attribute types, which can optionally be present in the RDN.

Each structural object class defined in the directory server schema can be associated with at most one name form. If a name form is defined for a given structural object class, then the associated name form is enforced for any add or modify DN operations for entries containing that object class. If a structural object class is not associated with a name form, then any attribute type that is allowed to exist in the target entry can be used as a naming attribute type.

Name forms are a new feature in , and they are not supported in the Sun Java System directory server.