Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)
RFC 4930

 
Document Type RFC - Draft Standard (May 2007; No errata)
Obsoleted by RFC 5730
Obsoletes RFC 3730
Was draft-hollenbeck-epp-rfc3730bis (individual in app area)
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Network Working Group                                      S. Hollenbeck
Request for Comments: 4930                                VeriSign, Inc.
Obsoletes: 3730                                                 May 2007
Category: Standards Track

                 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 IETF Trust (2007).

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.  This document obsoletes RFC 3730.

Hollenbeck                  Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4930                          EPP                           May 2007

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.1.  Conventions Used in This Document  . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  Protocol Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.1.  Transport Mapping Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     2.2.  Protocol Identification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     2.3.  Hello Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     2.4.  Greeting Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     2.5.  Command Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     2.6.  Response Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     2.7.  Protocol Extension Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       2.7.1.  Protocol Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       2.7.2.  Object Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       2.7.3.  Command-Response Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     2.8.  Object Identification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     2.9.  Protocol Commands  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
       2.9.1.  Session Management Commands  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
         2.9.1.1.  EPP <login> Command  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
         2.9.1.2.  EPP <logout> Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
       2.9.2.  Query Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
         2.9.2.1.  EPP <check> Command  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
         2.9.2.2.  EPP <info> Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
         2.9.2.3.  EPP <poll> Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
         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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
         2.9.3.3.  EPP <renew> Command  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
         2.9.3.4.  EPP <transfer> Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
         2.9.3.5.  EPP <update> Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
   3.  Result Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
   4.  Formal Syntax  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
     4.1.  Base Schema  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
     4.2.  Shared Structure Schema  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
   5.  Internationalization Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
   6.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
   7.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
   8.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
   9.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
     9.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
     9.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
   Appendix A.  Object Mapping Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
   Appendix B.  Media Type Registration: application/epp+xml  . . . . 68
   Appendix C.  Changes from RFC 3730 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Hollenbeck                  Standards Track                     [Page 2]
RFC 4930                          EPP                           May 2007

1.  Introduction

   This document describes specifications for the Extensible
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