1.0 Schema Concepts

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:

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.