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
- 22.214.171.124 Microsoft Active Directory 126.96.36.199 appears to be the same as 188.8.131.52.4.1.14184.108.40.206.12 Microsoft also uses "DN String" as a name.
- 220.127.116.11 DNWithOctetString is also defined as 1.2.840.113518.104.22.1683 in Draft-armijo-ldap-syntax-00
- 22.214.171.124 DNWithString is also defined as 1.2.840.1135126.96.36.1994 in Draft-armijo-ldap-syntax-00
188.8.131.52 This string syntax can be used for Linked Attributes. BackLink MUST be of syntax 184.108.40.206. 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