12.3. Directory Server Attribute Syntaxes

The attribute's syntax defines the format of the values which the attribute allows; as with other schema elements, the syntax is defined for an attribute using the syntax's OID in the schema file entry. In the Directory Server Console, the syntax is referenced by its friendly name.
The Directory Server uses the attribute's syntax to perform sorting and pattern matching on entries.
For more information about LDAP attribute syntaxes, see RFC 4517.
Supported LDAP attribute syntaxes are covered in section Directory Server Attribute Syntaxes of the Red Hat Directory Server 10 Configuration, Command, and File Reference.