Overview #DN Syntax is a LDAPSyntaxes for Distinguished Name (DN) of an LDAP Entry as defined in RFC 4512.
- OU=Sales+CN=J. Smith,DC=example,DC=net
- CN=John Smith\, III,DC=example,DC=net
The DN Syntax corresponds to the DistinguishedName ASN.1 type from X.501. Note that a BER encoded distinguished name (as used by X.500) re-encoded into the LDAP-specific encoding is not necessarily reversible to the original BER encoding since the chosen string type in any DirectoryString components of the Distinguished Name is not indicated in the LDAP-specific encoding of the distinguished name. (see Section 3.3.6 of RFC 4517).Microsoft Active Directory has a few DN Syntaxs
- 220.127.116.11 Microsoft Active Directory 18.104.22.168 appears to be the same as 22.214.171.124.4.1.14126.96.36.199.12 Microsoft also uses "DN String" as a name.
- 188.8.131.52 DNWithOctetString is also defined as 1.2.840.1135184.108.40.2063 in Draft-armijo-ldap-syntax-00
- 220.127.116.11 DNWithString is also defined as 1.2.840.113518.104.22.1684 in Draft-armijo-ldap-syntax-00
22.214.171.124 This string syntax can be used for Linked Attributes. BackLink MUST be of syntax 126.96.36.199. Forward links can be of syntax DN (as well as DNWithString, DNWithBinary, AccessPointDN, or OR-Name. Linked attributes MUST have a linkID defined. properties.
More Information #There might be more information for this subject on one of the following:
- Distinguished Names
- LDAP Dereference Control
- Linked Attribute
- Microsoft Active Directory Syntax