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Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)
RFC 3730

Document type: RFC - Proposed Standard (March 2004; Errata)
Obsoleted by RFC 4930
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IESG State: RFC 3730 (Proposed Standard)
Responsible AD: Ted Hardie
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Network Working Group                                      S. Hollenbeck
Request for Comments: 3730                                VeriSign, Inc.
Category: Standards Track                                     March 2004

                 Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document describes an application layer client-server protocol
   for the provisioning and management of objects stored in a shared
   central repository.  Specified in XML, the protocol defines generic
   object management operations and an extensible framework that maps
   protocol operations to objects.  This document includes a protocol
   specification, an object mapping template, and an XML media type
   registration.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
       1.1.  Conventions Used in This Document . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Protocol Description. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       2.1.  Transport Mapping Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.2.  Protocol Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.3.  Hello Format. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.4.  Greeting Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       2.5.  Command Format. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       2.6.  Response Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       2.7.  Protocol Extension Framework. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
             2.7.1.  Protocol Extension. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
             2.7.2.  Object Extension. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
             2.7.3.  Command-Response Extension. . . . . . . . . . .  18
       2.8.  Object Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       2.9.  Protocol Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
             2.9.1.  Session Management Commands . . . . . . . . . .  20
                     2.9.1.1.  EPP <login> Command . . . . . . . . .  20

Hollenbeck                  Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 3730                          EPP                         March 2004

                     2.9.1.2.  EPP <logout> Command. . . . . . . . .  22
             2.9.2.  Query Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
                     2.9.2.1.  EPP <check> Command . . . . . . . . .  24
                     2.9.2.2.  EPP <info> Command. . . . . . . . . .  26
                     2.9.2.3.  EPP <poll> Command. . . . . . . . . .  27
                     2.9.2.4.  EPP <transfer> Query Command. . . . .  32
             2.9.3.  Object Transform Commands . . . . . . . . . . .  34
                     2.9.3.1.  EPP <create> Command. . . . . . . . .  34
                     2.9.3.2.  EPP <delete> Command. . . . . . . . .  35
                     2.9.3.3.  EPP <renew> Command . . . . . . . . .  37
                     2.9.3.4.  EPP <transfer> Command. . . . . . . .  38
                     2.9.3.5.  EPP <update> Command. . . . . . . . .  41
   3.  Result Codes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  42
   4.  Formal Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  48
       4.1.  Base Schema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  49
       4.2.  Shared Structure Schema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  58
   5.  Internationalization Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . .  60
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  61
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  62
   8.  Acknowledgements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  62
   9.  References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  63
       9.1.  Normative References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  63
       9.2.  Informative References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  64
   Appendix A: Object Mapping Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  65
   Appendix B: Media Type Registration: application/epp+xml. . . . .  67
   Author's Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  68
   Full Copyright Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  69

1.  Introduction

   This document describes specifications for the Extensible
   Provisioning Protocol (EPP) version 1.0, an XML text protocol that
   permits multiple service providers to perform object provisioning

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