The CNS Open Systems Group maintains the central LDAP directory servers for the University of Florida, and provides this service using OpenLDAP to provide a standards based LDAP v3 implementation . LDAP is a open-standard protocol for accessing directory information and serves as a lightweight alternative to X.500 directories.

Relevant Internet RFCs

Following are the RFCs with which this service complies:

LDAP version 3 related RFCs include:

RFC3377: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3): Technical Specification>
RFC2251: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3)>
RFC2252: LDAPv3: Attribute Syntax Definitions
RFC2253: LDAPv3: UTF-8 String Representation of Distinguished Names
RFC2254: The String Representation of LDAP Search Filters
RFC2255: The LDAP URL Format
RFC2256: A Summary of the X.500(96) User Schema for use with LDAPv3
RFC2829: Authentication Methods for LDAP
RFC2830: LDAPv3: Extension for Transport Layer Security