5.1. Login

A login command is used to establish and authenticate a session with the EPP server. The login command must be sent to the server before any other EPP command and identifies and authenticates the client identifier to be used by the session.

An EPP session is terminated by a Logout command.

The login command is a login element in the default namespace (urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0).

5.1.1. Command element structure

The <login> element contains the following child elements:

  • <clID> (1) – the client identifier as eppcom:clIDType,

  • <pw> (1) – the client’s plain-text password as epp:pwType, case sensitive,

  • <newPW> (0..1) – a new password to be used for subsequent login commands as epp:pwType, case sensitive,

  • <options> (1) – options of the EPP communication with the server:

    • <version> (1) – the protocol version to be used; this must be 1.0,

    • <lang> (1) – the response-text language to be used; this must be one of the values that are announced in the greeting (usually en or cs),

  • <svcs> (1) – list of services to be used during the session – declare the schemas for all the objects that will be manipulated during the session:

    • <objURI> (1..n) – an object namespace URI as xs:anyURI. Further details on the namespace URIs can be found in the Namespaces & schemas section.

    • <svcExtension> (0..1) – list of service extensions – declare the schema extensions for all the objects that will be manipulated during the session:

      • <extURI> (1..n) – an extension namespace URI as xs:anyURI.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="no"?>
<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0"
 xsi:schemaLocation="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0 epp-1.0.xsd">
FRED-client equivalent
> login REG-MYREG passwd

5.1.2. Response element structure

The FRED EPP server responds with a plain result message which does not contain any response data (no <resData>).

See also Success or failure of a command.