Matching rules determine how clients and servers compare attribute values during LDAP requests or operations.
Matching rules are also used in evaluating search filter elements, including distinguished names (DNs) and attributes. They are defined for each attribute based on the following properties:
EQUALITY: two attributes are equal based on case, exact match, and so forth
SUBSTR: assertion value is a substring of an attribute
ORDERING: greater than or equal, less than or equal, and so forth
PingDirectory server supports an
APPROXIMATE matching rule that compares similar attributes based on
fuzzy logic. Attributes that are similar or sound alike are matched. For example,
petersen would match peterson.