Policy Core Information Model


Policy Core Information Model (PCIM) is defined in RFC 3460 and RFC 4524 and presents the Object-oriented Framework for representing policy information developed jointly in the IETF Policy Framework Working Group and as extensions to the Common Information Model (CIM) activity in the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF).

Policy Core Information Model model defines two hierarchies of object classes:

  • structural classes - representing policy information and control of policies, and
  • association classes - that indicate how instances of the structural classes are related to each other.

Subsequent documents will define mappings of this information model to various concrete implementations, for example, to a directory that uses LDAPv3 as its access protocol.

Policy Core Information Model provides a Framework for a Policy Based Management System

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