This chapter describes the rules that govern the schema and its various data types. For general rule structure and rule information, see Section 1.1, Schema Structure. For information about its three data types, see
For information on extending these data types to include other object classes and attributes, see Section 1.13, Schema Extensions.
NDS 8 adds the following:
A container class, domain, that accepts most leaf objects as subordinate objects
Effective class status for the Person and Organizational Person classes
An ndsLoginProperties class which allows Person, Organizational Person, Organization, and Organizational Unit classes to inherit all the attributes required for logging in to eDirectory
NDS eDirectory has enhanced the support for LDAP v3 and the LDAP schema. An LDAP name section has been added to the attribute and class definitions that are automatically made available for LDAP access. The other definitions that do not conform to LDAP naming conventions must be mapped to allow LDAP access.
The eDirectory schema is extensible, which means developers can add to the types of objects and attributes maintained by eDirectory.