1.4 Relationship to Other Protocols

This protocol and the Autodiscover HTTP Service Protocol described in [MS-OXDISCO] work together to use the standard HTTP mechanisms described in [RFC2068] to provide client management over the Internet. This protocol requires the Autodiscover HTTP Service Protocol to find Autodiscover servers that support this protocol. A higher-level protocol, given a server name or URL, uses this protocol to locate the corresponding fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

This protocol relies on HTTP 1.1, as described in [RFC2616]. It relies on HTTPS, as described in [RFC2818], for data protection services.

For conceptual background information and overviews of the relationships and interactions between this and other protocols, see [MS-OXPROTO].