A String Representation of Distinguished Names, March 1995
- Canonical URL:
- File formats:
- HISTORIC (changed from DRAFT STANDARD)
- RFC 1485
- Obsoleted by:
- RFC 2253, RFC 3494
- S. Kille
- asid (app)
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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]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.