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LDAP Directories Explained: An Introduction and Analysis by Brian Arkills

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Appendix B. Schema Appendix

Schema Formats

The schema can be defined in several different formats, which can be confusing unless you know to expect slightly different formats. Different vendors use different formats. The LDAP RFCs generally use the BNF format, but vendors are not required to use this format in their documentation or implementation. The ASN.1 format is also used throughout the LDAP standard, and it is generally the choice of vendors. Vendors that developed from the first LDAP implementation at the University of Michigan use the slapd.conf format.

The schema must be defined in a predetermined format

Each format has the syntax for an object class and attribute presented, followed by examples of each. Chapter 1 includes an example of ...

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