WG-ACTION: Integrated Directory Services (ids)

Greg Vaudreuil <gvaudre@CNRI.Reston.VA.US> Thu, 25 February 1993 19:51 UTC

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The IESG has approved a new working Group in the User Services Area of
the IETF.  For more information, please contact the working group
chairs or the area director.

Greg Vaudreuil
IESG Secretary

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Integrated Directory Services (ids)

Charter 
 
Chair(s):
     Chris Weider  <clw@merit.edu>
     Tim Howes  <tim@umich.edu>
 
User Services Area Director(s) 
     Joyce Reynolds  <jkrey@isi.edu>
 
Mailing lists: 
     General Discussion:ids@merit.edu
     To Subscribe:      ids-request@merit.edu
     Archive:           merit.edu:~/pub/ids-archive

Description of Working Group:

The Integrated Directory Services Working Group (IDS) is chartered to
facilitate the integration and interoperability of current and future
directory services into a unified directory service. This work will
unite directory services based on a heterogeneous set of directory
services protocols (X.500, WHOIS++, etc.). In addition to specifying
technical requirements for the integration, the IDS Group will also
contribute to the administrative and maintenance issues of directory
service offerings by publishing guidelines on directory data
integrity, maintenance, security, and privacy and legal issues for
users and administrators of directories.

IDS will also assume responsibility for the completion of the
outstanding Directory Information Services Infrastructure (DISI)
Internet-Drafts, which are all specific to the X.500 protocol, and for
the maintenance of FYI 11, ``A catalog of available X.500
implementations''.

IDS will need to liase with the groups working on development and
deployment of the various directory service protocols.

The IDS Working Group is a combined effort of the Applications Area
and the User Services Area of the IETF.

Goals and Milestones: 
 
  Ongoing Track emerging directory service protocols to specify standards for 
          interoperation with existing protocols.                              

  Ongoing Liase with groups working on deployment and development of directory 
          services to locate and fix interoperability problems.                

  Ongoing Identify unfilled needs of directory service offerers, 
          administrators, and users.                                           

   Mar 93 Submit to the IESG the DISI ``Advanced Usages of X.500'' paper as an 
          informational document.                                              

   Mar 93 Submit to the IESG the DISI ``X.500 Pilot Project Catalog'' paper as 
          an informational document.                                           

   Mar 93 Submit to the IESG the 1993 revision of FYI 11, ``A catalog of 
          available X.500 implementations'' as an informational document.      

   Mar 93 Submit as an Internet-Draft a ``Specifications for interoperability 
          between WHOIS++ and X.500''.                                         

   Jul 93 Submit as an Internet-Draft a ``Guide to administering a directory 
          service'', which covers data integrity, maintenance, privacy and 
          legal issues, and security.                                          

   Jul 93 Submit as an Internet-Draft a ``Catalog of available WHOIS++ 
          implementations''.                                                   

   Nov 93 Submit to the IESG the ``Specifications for interoperability between 
          WHOIS++ and X.500'' as a standards document.                         

   Nov 93 Submit as an Internet-Draft a ``User's guide to directory services on
          the Internet''.                                                      

   Mar 94 Submit to the IESG the ``Guide to administering a directory service''
          as an informational document.                                        

   Mar 94 Submit to the IESG the 1994 revision of FYI 11.                      

   Mar 94 Submit to the IESG the ``Catalog of available WHOIS++ 
          implementations'' as an informational document.