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Pluggable Approval Process for UDDI

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010753D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jan-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system that enables more control of the publication of information in Universal Description, Discover and Integration (UDDI) registries than is provided by the UDDI specifications. The system allows an organisation that provides a UDDI registry to approve the publication or deletion of individual entities in the registry.

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Pluggable Approval Process for UDDI

Disclosed is a system that enables more control of the publication of information in Universal Description, Discover and Integration (UDDI) registries than is provided by the UDDI specifications. The system allows an organisation that provides a UDDI registry to approve the publication or deletion of individual entities in the registry.

    The system allows an organisation to register an application with the UDDI registry and the UDDI registry to invoke the application during the processing of the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) defined by the UDDI specifications, particularly the Publication API which includes APIs to save, update and delete information from the UDDI registry. The application can indicate approval or disapproval of the request by the value returned to the registry.

    When the registry invokes the application, it passes details of the user making the original API request and the details of the entity or entities so that the application has all the information necessary to approve or disapprove the request.

    One possible implementation that could be registered with the UDDI registry is an application that implements tier limits as described in the UDDI specifications.

    Another possible implementation is a simple implementation that approves every request. This implementation could be used in simple test environments.

Disclosed by International Business Machines Corporation