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Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.2 Architectural Reference

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1.  Introduction

2.  The Directory Server Access Control Model

3.  Understanding the Directory Server Schema

Understanding Matching Rules

Matching Rule Description Format

Commonly Used Matching Rules

Relative Time Matching Rules

Partial Date Or Time Matching Rules

Value Normalization

Understanding Attribute Syntaxes

The Attribute Syntax Description Format

Commonly Used Attribute Syntaxes

The Pattern-Matching Syntax Extension

The Enumeration Syntax Extension

Substitution Syntax Extension

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

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

Understanding Matching Rule Uses

4.  Directory Server Index Databases

5.  Understanding Directory Server Plug-Ins

6.  Directory Server Replication

7.  Directory Server Root Users and the Privilege Subsystem

8.  Supported Controls and Operations

Understanding Attribute Types

Attribute types define the set of attributes that can be used in the directory server and how operations involving those attributes should be conducted. Among other things, it combines an attribute syntax and set of matching rules with a unique OID and human-readable names.