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RFC 1779

"A String Representation of Distinguished Names", March 1995

Canonical URL:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc1779.txt
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Status:
HISTORIC (changed from DRAFT STANDARD)
Obsoletes:
RFC 1485
Obsoleted by:
RFC 2253, RFC 3494
Author:
S. Kille
Stream:
IETF
Source:
asid (app)

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Abstract

The OSI Directory uses distinguished names as the primary keys to entries in the directory. Distinguished Names are encoded in ASN.1. When a distinguished name is communicated between to users not using a directory protocol (e.g., in a mail message), there is a need to have a user-oriented string representation of distinguished name. This specification defines a string format for representing names, which is designed to give a clean representation of commonly used names, whilst being able to represent any distinguished name. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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