Attribute Type Description

Overview #

Attribute Type Description is a value of the Attribute Type Description syntax is the definition of an AttributeType.

The LDAP-specific encoding of a value of this LDAPSyntaxes is defined by the <AttributeTypeDescription> rule in RFC 4512.

For example, the following definition of the createTimestamp attribute type from RFC 4512 is also a value of the Attribute Type Description syntax. (Note: Line breaks have been added for readability; they are not part of the value when transferred in LDAP.)

NAME 'createTimestamp' 
EQUALITY generalizedTimeMatch 
ORDERING generalizedTimeOrderingMatch 
USAGE directoryOperation 

The LDAP definition for the Attribute Type Description syntax is:

This syntax corresponds to the AttributeTypeDescription ASN.1 type from X.501.

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