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.