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Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Interface Specification for Line Information Database (LIDB)

Document Number GR-3103
Issue Number 04
Issue Date Apr 2009

    ABSTRACT: Issue 4 of GR-3103, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Interface Specification for Line Information Database (LIDB), replaces Issue 3.

    This Generic Requirements document (GR) contains the Telcordia view of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Interface Specification for Line Information Database (LIDB). With its current data on the majority of the working telephone lines, LIDB is a valuable database and resource for a number of diverse industries.

    This GR allows an LDAP Client to understand the available/supported capabilities in a LIDB for LDAP requests. Certain LDAP operations, such as DELETE, are not supported by this interface, due to strict administrative requirements and expectations of LIDB.

    This LDAP LIDB interface offers Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Application Service Providers (ASPs) the opportunity to increase their service offerings and their service value to the customer by complementing their offerings with a broader customer profile.

    The interface specifications allow for mutual authentication between the Client and the LDAP 'server' at LIDB, using digital certificates and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to ensure the necessary confidentiality and privacy of the data. LDAP Clients are expected to set up business agreements with the LIDB owner(s) to define access and administration procedures up front. LIDB is not a free-web-site. The integrity and freshness of its data is important and must be maintained on an ongoing basis (each LIDB contains millions of customers' records). This GR does not include the specifics on each LIDB. The LDAP Client must consult the LIDB owner for the applicable data schema and available data elements.

    This document is being reissued to incorporate:

    • LIDB LDAP Support of the Compare Operation
    • The following two (2) newly defined LIDB line data elements:
      • Extended Name (EN)
      • EN Privacy Indicator (ENPR)
    The Extended Name field can store up to 60 characters on name information associated with a telephone number (TN), thus making available a longer version of the generic name String, which is currently limited to 15 characters.

    The EN Privacy Indicator specifies whether the EN associated with a TN is "public" or "private."

    Issue 3 incorporated the descriptions, format and encoding rules for nine (9) newly defined standard elements (Third Party Block, Voice over Internet Protocol Provider ID, Line Technology Type, E-mail Address, E-mail Address-2, E-mail Address-3, E-mail Address-4, E-mail Address-5, and E-mail Address-6).

    When using GR-3103, you may need to refer to GR-1158, GR-446, GR-815, GR-1100, GR-3697, and/or certain IETF RFCs.

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