ISO/IEC ISP 10616 profiles information to be stored within the Directory which is common to a variety of applications. This International Standardized Profile augments this information with VT application specific information.
Statements and conformance requirements stated in ISO/IEC ISP 10616 for the information profiled by ISO/IEC ISP 10616 are also valid for the VT application specific information profiled by this International Standardized Profile.
This International Standardized Profile therefore profiles Directory information for use by VT applications and users of VT applications, using existing object class and attribute type definitions from the Directory specifications themselves, and additional definitions.
This International Standardized Profile does not define any procedures covering how this Directory information shall be used either by VT applications or by users of VT applications.
1.2 Position within the taxonomy
This International Standardized Profile is identified in ISO/IEC TR 10000-2 as 'Information technology - International Standardized Profile FDI5 - Directory data definitions - VT Use of the Directory'.
A VT application, by means of an associated Directory User Agent (DUA), obtains Directory information by accessing directly or indirectly one or more Directory System Agents (DSAs) of the Directory (see figure 1).