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VeriSign Inc. Proprietary InformationJ. Gould
 VeriSign, Inc.
 December 16, 2013


Balance Mapping for the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)

Abstract

This document describes an Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) mapping for retrieving the client balance and other financial information.

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Table of Contents

1.  Introduction
    1.1.  Conventions Used in This Document
2.  Object Attributes
    2.1.  Decimal Attribute Values
    2.2.  Dates and Times
3.  EPP Command Mapping
    3.1.  EPP Query Commands
        3.1.1.  EPP <check> Command
        3.1.2.  EPP <info> Command
        3.1.3.  EPP <transfer> Command
    3.2.  EPP Transform Commands
        3.2.1.  EPP <create> Command
        3.2.2.  EPP <delete> Command
        3.2.3.  EPP <renew> Command
        3.2.4.  EPP <transfer> Command
        3.2.5.  EPP <update> Command
4.  Formal Syntax
    4.1.  Balance Mapping Schema
5.  Change History
    5.1.  Version 00
6.  Security Considerations
7.  Normative References
§  Author's Address




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1.  Introduction

This document describes an extension mapping for version 1.0 of the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) (Hollenbeck, S., “Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP),” August 2009.) [RFC5730]. This EPP mapping enables a client to get their financial information including the balance, credit limit, available credit, and credit threshold.



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1.1.  Conventions Used in This Document

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 (Bradner, S., “Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels,” March 1997.) [RFC2119].

XML is case sensitive. Unless stated otherwise, XML specifications and examples provided in this document MUST be interpreted in the character case presented in order to develop a conforming implementation.

In examples, "C:" represents lines sent by a protocol client and "S:" represents lines returned by a protocol server. Indentation and white space in examples are provided only to illustrate element relationships and are not a REQUIRED feature of this protocol.

"balance-1.0" is used as an abbreviation for "http://www.verisign.com/epp/balance-1.0". The XML namespace prefix "balance" is used, but implementations MUST NOT depend on it and instead employ a proper namespace-aware XML parser and serializer to interpret and output the XML documents.



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2.  Object Attributes



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2.1.  Decimal Attribute Values

All of the EPP Balance currency object attributes use the XML decimal data type to represent the currency value in the currency of the server. The precision is restricted to 2 fractional digits.



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2.2.  Dates and Times

Date and time attribute values MUST be represented in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) using the Gregorian calendar. The extended date-time form using upper case "T" and "Z" characters defined in XML Schema Part 2 MUST be used to represent date-time values, as XML Schema does not support truncated date-time forms or lower case "T" and "Z" characters.



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3.  EPP Command Mapping

A detailed description of the EPP syntax and semantics can be found in the EPP core protocol specification [RFC5730] (Hollenbeck, S., “Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP),” August 2009.). The command mappings described here are specifically for use with the Balance object mapping.



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3.1.  EPP Query Commands

EPP (Hollenbeck, S., “Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP),” August 2009.) [RFC5730] provides three commands to retrieve object information: <check> to determine if an object is known to the server, <info> to retrieve detailed information associated with an object, and <transfer> to retrieve object transfer status information.



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3.1.1.  EPP <check> Command

Available check semantics do not apply to balance objects, so there is no mapping defined for the EPP <check> command.



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3.1.2.  EPP <info> Command

EPP provides the <info> command that is used to retrieve client balance and other financial information. In addition to the standard EPP command elements, the <info> command MUST contain a <balance:info> element that identifies the balance namespace. The <balance:info> element does not contain any child elements.

Example <info> command:

C:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
C:<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
C:  <command>
C:    <info>
C:      <balance:info
C:        xmlns:balance="http://www.verisign.com/epp/balance-1.0"/>
C:    </info>
C:    <clTRID>ABC-12345</clTRID>
C:  </command>
C:</epp>

When an <info> command has been processed successfully, the EPP <resData> element MUST contain a child <balance:infData> element that identifies the balance namespace. The <balance:infData> element contains the following child elements:

<balance:creditLimit>
element that contains the credit limit in the currency of the server.
<balance:balance>
element that contains the balance in the currency of the server.
<balance:availableCredit>
element that contains the available credit in the currency of the server.
<balance:creditThreshold>
element that contains the low available credit threshold to receive a low balance notification message based on the Low Balance EPP Mapping. The <balance:creditThreshold> element contains one of the following child elements:
<balance:fixed>
element that contains a fixed amount low credit threshold in the currency of the server.
<balance:percent>
element that contains an integer percent value low credit threshold that represents a percentage of the <balance:creditLimit> value. The low credit threshold is calculated by multiplying the <balance:creditLimit> value with the <balance:percent> percentage value.

Example <info> with fixed low credit threshold response:

S:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
S:<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
S:  <response>
S:    <result code="1000">
S:      <msg>Command completed successfully</msg>
S:    </result>
S:    <resData>
S:      <balance:infData
S:        xmlns:balance="http://www.verisign.com/epp/balance-1.0">
S:        <balance:creditLimit>1000.00</balance:creditLimit>
S:        <balance:balance>200.00</balance:balance>
S:        <balance:availableCredit>800.00</balance:availableCredit>
S:        <balance:creditThreshold>
S:          <balance:fixed>500.00</balance:fixed>
S:        </balance:creditThreshold>
S:      </balance:infData>
S:    </resData>
S:    <trID>
S:      <clTRID>ABC-12345</clTRID>
S:      <svTRID>54322-XYZ</svTRID>
S:    </trID>
S:  </response>
S:</epp>

Example <info> with percent low credit threshold response:

S:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
S:<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
S:  <response>
S:    <result code="1000">
S:      <msg>Command completed successfully</msg>
S:    </result>
S:    <resData>
S:      <balance:infData
S:        xmlns:balance="http://www.verisign.com/epp/balance-1.0">
S:        <balance:creditLimit>1000.00</balance:creditLimit>
S:        <balance:balance>200.00</balance:balance>
S:        <balance:availableCredit>800.00</balance:availableCredit>
S:        <balance:creditThreshold>
S:          <balance:percent>50</balance:percent>
S:        </balance:creditThreshold>
S:      </balance:infData>
S:    </resData>
S:    <trID>
S:      <clTRID>ABC-12345</clTRID>
S:      <svTRID>54322-XYZ</svTRID>
S:    </trID>
S:  </response>
S:</epp>


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3.1.3.  EPP <transfer> Command

Transfer semantics do not apply to balance objects, so there is no mapping defined for the EPP <transfer> command.



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3.2.  EPP Transform Commands

EPP provides five commands to transform objects: <create> to create an instance of an object, <delete> to delete an instance of an object, <renew> to extend the validity period of an object, <transfer> to manage object sponsorship changes, and <update> to change information associated with an object.



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3.2.1.  EPP <create> Command

Create semantics do not apply to balance objects, so there is no mapping defined for the EPP <create> command.



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3.2.2.  EPP <delete> Command

Delete semantics do not apply to balance objects, so there is no mapping defined for the EPP <delete> command.



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3.2.3.  EPP <renew> Command

Renew semantics do not apply to balance objects, so there is no mapping defined for the EPP <renew> command.



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3.2.4.  EPP <transfer> Command

Transfer semantics do not apply to balance objects, so there is no mapping defined for the EPP <transfer> command.



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3.2.5.  EPP <update> Command

Update semantics do not apply to balance objects, so there is no mapping defined for the EPP <update> command.



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4.  Formal Syntax

One schema is presented here that is the EPP Balance schema.

The formal syntax presented here is a complete schema representation of the object mapping suitable for automated validation of EPP XML instances. The BEGIN and END tags are not part of the schema; they are used to note the beginning and ending of the schema for URI registration purposes.



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4.1.  Balance Mapping Schema

BEGIN
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

  <schema
    targetNamespace="http://www.verisign.com/epp/balance-1.0"
    xmlns:balance="http://www.verisign.com/epp/balance-1.0"
    xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
    elementFormDefault="qualified">

  <annotation>
    <documentation>
      Extensible Provisioning Protocol v1.0
      Verisign mapping for getting account balance and
      other financial information.
    </documentation>
  </annotation>

<!--
Child elements found in EPP commands.
-->
  <!-- Empty balance:info command element -->
  <element name="info"/>

<!--
Child response elements.
-->
  <element name="infData" type="balance:infDataType"/>

  <!--Child elements of the balance:infData element -->
  <complexType name="infDataType">
    <sequence>
      <element name="creditLimit"
        type="balance:currencyValueType"/>
      <element name="balance"
        type="balance:currencyValueType"/>
      <element name="availableCredit"
        type="balance:currencyValueType"/>
      <element name="creditThreshold"
        type="balance:thresholdType"/>
    </sequence>
  </complexType>

  <complexType name="thresholdType">
    <choice>
      <element name="fixed"
        type="balance:currencyValueType"/>
      <element name="percent"
        type="integer"/>
    </choice>
  </complexType>

  <simpleType name="currencyValueType">
    <restriction base="decimal">
      <fractionDigits value="2"/>
    </restriction>
  </simpleType>

<!-- End of schema.-->
</schema>
END


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5.  Change History



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5.1.  Version 00

  1. Initial version of Internet-Draft format of the EPP Balance Mapping, version 1.0.


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6.  Security Considerations

The mapping extensions described in this document do not provide any security services beyond those described by EPP (Hollenbeck, S., “Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP),” August 2009.) [RFC5730] and protocol layers used by EPP. The security considerations described in these other specifications apply to this specification as well.



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7. Normative References

[RFC2119] Bradner, S., “Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels,” BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997 (TXT, HTML, XML).
[RFC5730] Hollenbeck, S., “Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP),” STD 69, RFC 5730, August 2009 (TXT).


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Author's Address

  James Gould
  VeriSign, Inc.
  12061 Bluemont Way
  Reston, VA 20190
  US
Email:  jgould@verisign.com
URI:  http://www.verisigninc.com