Using the Schema database to add a syntax to the schema

You can use the Domino® LDAP Schema database (SCHEMA.NSF) to add a syntax to the schema.

Before you begin

Make sure you have Manager access to the Schema database.


  1. Open the Schema database on any server in the domain that runs the LDAP service.
  2. Select the All Schema Documents view, then click New Document > Add Syntax.
  3. Complete these fields on the Basics tab, and then save and close the document:
    • LDAP name – Enter a name for the syntax type.
    • OID – Enter the object identifier.

    For more information on syntaxes, see RFC 2252.

What to do next

Complete the procedure Approving draft schema elements in the Schema database.