H.1.4.3 Update LDAP Server

H. Scope

The RFC-2251 “Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3)” specifies a mechanism for making updates to a database corresponding to an LDAP schema. The LDAP client can compose updates in the LDAP query language, and the LDAP server will respond with the results for a single request. Update requests may be refused for security reasons.

H. Use Case Roles


Figure H.1-6 Update LDAP Server

LDAP Server Maintains database

LDAP Client Updates LDAP information

H. Referenced Standards

RFC-2251 Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3). LDAP support requires compliance with other RFC’s invoked by reference.

H. Interaction Description

The LDAP client may make a request to update the LDAP database. The LDAP client shall support the data model described above. The LDAP server may choose to refuse the update request for security reasons. If the LDAP server permits update requests, is shall support the data model described above.

Note: Multiple LDAP servers providing access to a common replicated LDAP database is a commonly supported configuration. This permits LDAP servers to be located where appropriate for best performance and fault tolerance. Inappropriate selection of replication rules in the configuration of the LDAP server will result in failure for AE-title uniqueness when creating the AE-titles objects.

H. Special Update for Network AE Creation

The creation of a new Network AE requires special action. The following steps shall be followed:

  1. A tentative AE title shall be selected. Various algorithms are possible, ranging from generating a random name to starting with a preset name template and incrementing a counter field. The client may query the Unique AE Titles Registry sub-tree to obtain the complete list of names that are presently in use as part of this process.

  2. A new Unique AE Title object shall be created in the Unique AE Titles Registry portion of the hierarchy with the tentative name. The LDAP server enforces uniqueness of names at any specific point in the hierarchy.

  3. If the new object creation was successful, this shall be the AE Title used for the new Network AE.

  4. If the new object creation fails due to non-unique name, return to a) and select another name.