Information technology - Open Systems Interconnection - The Directory: Selected attribute types
|Publication Date:||15 December 2008|
|ICS Code (Application layer):||35.100.70|
This Recommendation | International Standard defines a number of attribute types and matching rules which may be found useful across a range of applications of the Directory.
Attribute types and matching rules fall into three categories, as described below.
Some attribute types and matching rules are used by a wide variety of applications or are understood and/or used by the Directory itself.
NOTE - It is recommended that an attribute type or matching rule defined in this Recommendation | International Standard be used, in preference to the generation of a new one, whenever it is appropriate for the application.
Some attribute types and matching rules are internationally
standardized, but are application-specific
Any administrative authority can define its own attribute types and matching rules for any purpose. These are not internationally standardized, and are available to others beyond the administrative authority which created them only by bilateral agreement.