The object-class tags specify all the object class values corresponding to the given item descriptor. If the object class has ancestor object classes, they must all be specified. For example:


The object class information is required in the item descriptor specification so when a new item is created for the given item descriptor and added to the repository, the corresponding LDAP entry can be created with the given object class values. Thus, for example, if an item is created in the context of the user item descriptor, the new LDAP directory entry has objectclass attribute values of top, person, organizationalPerson, and inetorgPerson.

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