Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) Media Types
RFC 6208

 
Document Type RFC - Informational (April 2011; No errata)
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                    K. Sankar, Ed.
Request for Comments: 6208                                         Cisco
Category: Informational                                         A. Jones
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                     SNIA
                                                              April 2011

           Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) Media Types

Abstract

   This document describes several Internet media types defined for the
   Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) by the Storage Networking
   Industry Association (SNIA).  The media types are:

   o  application/cdmi-object

   o  application/cdmi-container

   o  application/cdmi-domain

   o  application/cdmi-capability

   o  application/cdmi-queue

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
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   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6208.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Requirements Language ......................................3
   2. Cloud Data Management Domain and Its Relevance ..................3
   3. Processing Guidelines ...........................................4
      3.1. Media Type: application/cdmi-object ........................4
      3.2. Media Type: application/cdmi-container .....................4
      3.3. Media Type: application/cdmi-domain ........................5
      3.4. Media Type: application/cdmi-capability ....................5
      3.5. Media Type: application/cdmi-queue .........................5
   4. Transport Considerations ........................................6
   5. IANA Considerations .............................................6
      5.1. Media Type: application/cdmi-object ........................6
      5.2. Media Type: application/cdmi-container .....................7
      5.3. Media Type: application/cdmi-domain ........................8
      5.4. Media Type: application/cdmi-capability ....................9
      5.5. Media Type: application/cdmi-queue ........................10
   6. Security Considerations ........................................11
      6.1. Confidentiality and Integrity .............................11
      6.2. Access Control ............................................11
      6.3. Audit .....................................................12
      6.4. JSON Security Considerations ..............................12
      6.5. Executable/Active Content .................................12
   7. Acknowledgements ...............................................12
   8. References .....................................................12
      8.1. Normative References ......................................12
      8.2. Informative References ....................................13

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1.  Introduction

   The Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) [CDMI-1], developed by the
   Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), is the functional
   interface that applications will use to create, retrieve, update, and
   delete data elements from the cloud.  As part of this interface, the
   client will be able to discover the capabilities of the cloud storage
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