Active Directory RFC List 2021

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This is a list of Microsoft's Active Directory related specs associated with Requests For Comments (RFCs).
Some of these listings may no longer be valid for current versions, or all Active Directory-related service offerings.

Please consult Microsoft to be certain which protocols you need to be current within any new configuration.

Listing of Active Directory Related RFCs

NumberFilesTitleAuthorsDateMore InfoStatus
RFC 2052ASCII, PDF, HTMLA DNS RR for specifying the location of services (DNS SRV)A. Gulbrandsen, P. VixieOctober 1996Obsoleted by RFC 2782Experimental
RFC 2163ASCII, PDF, HTMLUsing the Internet DNS to Distribute MIXER Conformant Global Address Mapping (MCGAM)C. AllocchioJanuary 1998Obsoletes RFC 1664, Updated by
RFC 3597
Proposed Standard
RFC 2131ASCII, PDF, HTML, HTML with inline errataDynamic Host Configuration ProtocolR. DromsMarch 1997Errata, Obsoletes RFC 1541, Updated by RFC 3396, RFC 4361, RFC 5494, RFC 6842Draft Standard
RFC 1510ASCII, PDF, HTMLThe Kerberos Network Authentication Service (V5)J. Kohl, C. NeumanSeptember 1993Errata, Obsoleted by RFC 4120, RFC 6649Historic (changed from Proposed Standard April 2012)
RFC 2251ASCII, PDF, HTMLLightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3)M. Wahl, T. Howes, S. KilleDecember 1997Obsoleted by RFC 4510, RFC 4511, RFC 4513, RFC 4512, Updated by RFC 3377, RFC 3771Proposed Standard
RFC 1823ASCII, PDF, HTMLThe LDAP Application Program InterfaceT. Howes, M. SmithAugust 1995 Informational
RFC 2247ASCII, PDF, HTMLUsing Domains in LDAP/X.500 Distinguished NamesS. Kille, M. Wahl, A. Grimstad, R. Huber, S. SataluriJanuary 1998Updated by RFC 4519, RFC 4524Proposed Standard
RFC 2252ASCII, PDF, HTML, HTML with inline errataLightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3): Attribute Syntax DefinitionsM. Wahl, A. Coulbeck, T. Howes, S. KilleDecember 1997Errata, Obsoleted by RFC 4510, RFC 4517, RFC 4523, RFC 4512, Updated by RFC 3377Proposed Standard
RFC 2256ASCII, PDF, HTMLA Summary of the X.500(96) User Schema for use with LDAPv3M. WahlDecember 1997Obsoleted by RFC 4517, RFC 4519, RFC 4523, RFC 4512, RFC 4510, Updated by RFC 3377Proposed Standard
RFC 1769ASCII, PDF, HTMLSimple Network Time Protocol (SNTP)D. MillsMarch 1995Obsoletes RFC 1361, Obsoleted by RFC 2030, RFC 4330Informational
RFC 821 part of STD 10ASCII, PDF, HTMLSimple Mail Transfer ProtocolJ. PostelAugust 1982Obsoletes RFC 788, Obsoleted by RFC 2821Internet Standard
RFC 791 part of STD 5ASCII, PDF, HTML, HTML with inline errataInternet ProtocolJ. PostelSeptember 1981Errata, Obsoletes RFC 760, Updated by RFC 1349, RFC 2474, RFC 6864Internet Standard
RFC 793 a.k.a. STD 7ASCII, PDF, HTML, HTML with inline errataTransmission Control ProtocolJ. PostelSeptember 1981Errata, Obsoletes RFC 761, Updated by RFC 1122, RFC 3168, RFC 6093, RFC 6528Internet Standard
RFC 509ASCII, PDF, HTMLTraffic statistics (April 1973)A.M. McKenzieApril 1973 Unknown
RFC 2307ASCII, PDF, HTMLAn Approach for Using LDAP as a Network Information ServiceL. HowardMarch 1998ErrataExperimental
RFC 3062ASCII, PDF, HTML, HTML with inline errataLDAP Password Modify Extended OperationK. ZeilengaFebruary 2001ErrataProposed Standard
RFC 4533ASCII, PDF, HTMLThe Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Content Synchronization OperationK. Zeilenga, J.H. ChoiJune 2006 Experimental