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Integrated Directory Services (IDS) Charter

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Description of Working Group

The Integrated Directory Services Working Group 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 Working 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 X.500, and for the maintenance of ``A catalog of available X.500 implementations'' (FYI 11).

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.
Done
Submit to the IESG the DISI ``Advanced Usages of X.500'' paper as an informational document.
Jun 1993
Submit to the IESG the 1993 revision of FYI 11, ``A catalog of available X.500 implementations'' as an Informational document.
Jul 1993
Submit as an Internet-Draft a ``Specifications for interoperability between WHOIS++ and X.500''.
Jul 1993
Submit as an Internet-Draft a ``Guide to administering a directory service'', which covers data integrity, maintenance, privacy and legal issues, and security.
Jul 1993
Submit as an Internet-Draft a ``Catalog of available WHOIS++ implementations''.
Done
Post the ``X.500 Pilot Project Catalog'' paper as an Internet-Draft.
Nov 1993
Submit to the IESG the DISI ``X.500 Pilot Project Catalog'' paper as an informational document.
Nov 1993
Submit to the IESG the ``Specifications for interoperability between WHOIS++ and X.500'' as a standards document.
Nov 1993
Submit as an Internet-Draft a ``User's guide to directory services on the Internet''.
Mar 1994
Submit to the IESG the ``Guide to administering a directory service'' as an informational document.
Mar 1994
Submit to the IESG the 1994 revision of FYI 11.
Mar 1994
Submit to the IESG the ``Catalog of available WHOIS++ implementations'' as an informational document.

NOTE: The Internet-Draft(s) listed below may have been deleted since they are only good for six months.

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