ACAP, Application Configuration Access Protocol

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Description:

Protocol suite: TCP/IP.
Protocol type:Application layer textual based line-oriented protocol.
Port:674 (TCP) server.
URI:acap:
SNMP MIBs:
Working groups: acap, Application Configuration Access Protocol.
Links: IANA: ACAP registrations.

RFC 2244:

ACAP is designed to support remote storage and access of program option, configuration and preference information. The data store model is designed to allow a client relatively simple access to interesting data, to allow new information to be easily added without server re-configuration, and to promote the use of both standardized data and custom or proprietary data. Key features include "inheritance" which can be used to manage default values for configuration settings and access control lists which allow interesting personal information to be shared and group information to be restricted.


MAC header IP header TCP header ACAP message

Commands:

CommandReferences
AUTHENTICATE RFC 2244
DELETEACL RFC 2244
DELETEDSINCE RFC 2244
FREECONTEXT RFC 2244
GETQUOTA RFC 2244
LANG RFC 2244
LISTRIGHTS RFC 2244
LOGOUT RFC 2244
MYRIGHTS RFC 2244
NOOP RFC 2244
SEARCH RFC 2244
SETACL RFC 2244
STORE RFC 2244
UPDATECONTEXT RFC 2244

Glossary:

ACL, Access control list.
(RFC 2244) A set of identifier, rights pairs associated with an object. An ACL is used to determine which operations a user is permitted to perform on that object.

Attribute.
(RFC 2244) A named value within an entry.

Comparator.
(RFC 2244) A named function which can be used to perform one or more of three comparison operations: ordering, equality and substring matching.

Context.
(RFC 2244) An ordered subset of entries in a dataset, created by a SEARCH command with a MAKECONTEXT modifier.

Dataset.
(RFC 2244) One level of hierarchy in ACAP's tree of entries.

Dataset class specification.
(RFC 2244) The rules which allow a client to interpret the data within a portion of ACAP's tree of entries.

Entry.
(RFC 2244) A set of attributes with a unique entry name.

Metadata.
(RFC 2244) Information describing an attribute, its value and any access controls associated with that attribute.

NIL.
(RFC 2244) This represents the non-existence of a particular data item.

NUL.
(RFC 2244) A control character encoded as 0 in US-ASCII.


RFCs:

[RFC 2244] ACAP -- Application Configuration Access Protocol.

[RFC 2595] Using TLS with IMAP, POP3 and ACAP.

[RFC 2636] Wireless Device Configuration (OTASP/OTAPA) via ACAP.

[RFC 6075] The Internet Assigned Number Authority (IANA) Application Configuration Access Protocol (ACAP) Vendor Subtrees Registry.


Publications:


Obsolete RFCs:

[RFC 2604] Wireless Device Configuration (OTASP/OTAPA) via ACAP.


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