The schema guarantees that any new data entries or modifications meet and conform to these predetermined set of definitions. It also reduces redundant data definitions and provides a uniform method for clients or applications to access its PingDirectory server objects.

The PingDirectory server includes a default set of read-only schema files that define the core properties for the server. The administrative console provides a Schema Editor to view existing schema definitions and add new custom schema elements to your DIT.


Any attempt to alter a schema element defined in a read-only file or add a new schema element to a read-only file results in an Unwilling to Perform result.