Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)
RFC 5730

Document Type RFC - Internet Standard (August 2009; Errata)
Obsoletes RFC 4930
Was draft-hollenbeck-rfc4930bis (individual in app area)
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Network Working Group                                      S. Hollenbeck
Request for Comments: 5730                                VeriSign, Inc.
STD: 69                                                      August 2009
Obsoletes: 4930
Category: Standards Track

                 Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)

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 4930.

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.

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Hollenbeck                  Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 5730                          EPP                        August 2009

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 ..............................16
           2.7.1. Protocol Extension .................................16
           2.7.2. Object Extension ...................................17
           2.7.3. Command-Response Extension .........................18
      2.8. Object Identification .....................................18
      2.9. Protocol Commands .........................................19
           2.9.1. Session Management Commands ........................19
                  2.9.1.1. EPP <login> Command .......................20
                  2.9.1.2. EPP <logout> Command ......................22
           2.9.2. Query Commands .....................................23
                  2.9.2.1. EPP <check> Command .......................23
                  2.9.2.2. EPP <info> Command ........................25
                  2.9.2.3. EPP <poll> Command ........................26
                  2.9.2.4. EPP <transfer> Query Command ..............30
           2.9.3. Object Transform Commands ..........................31
                  2.9.3.1. EPP <create> Command ......................32
                  2.9.3.2. EPP <delete> Command ......................33
                  2.9.3.3. EPP <renew> Command .......................34
                  2.9.3.4. EPP <transfer> Command ....................35
                  2.9.3.5. EPP <update> Command ......................38
   3. Result Codes ...................................................39
   4. Formal Syntax ..................................................45
      4.1. Base Schema ...............................................45
      4.2. Shared Structure Schema ...................................56
   5. Internationalization Considerations ............................59
   6. IANA Considerations ............................................59
   7. Security Considerations ........................................60
   8. Acknowledgements ...............................................61
   9. References .....................................................62
      9.1. Normative References ......................................62
      9.2. Informative References ....................................62
   Appendix A.  Object Mapping Template ..............................64
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