|Oracle® Communications Services Gatekeeper Concepts Guide
Part Number E16613-02
This glossary defines terminology used throughout the Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper documentation set.
A registered application or service provider. An account belongs to an account group, which is tied to a common SLA.
Someone who has privileges on the Services Gatekeeper management tool. This person has an administrative user name and password.
A TCP/IP based, telecom-enabled program accessed from either a telephony terminal or a computer.
An Application Service Provider from the perspective of internal Services Gatekeeper administration. An Application Instance has a user name and password or certificate.
An organization offering application services to users through a telephony network.
A tool that lets application developers test their applications on a simulated Services Gatekeeper.
Content based charging. Charging based on the nature of the content delivered, not on time used or simple per-use cost.
Mechanism by which a particular telecom network capability is made available to Internet-based applications. It consists of an application-facing interface (north), a generic capability, and a network-facing interface (south).
Demilitarized Zone, a physical or logical subnetwork that contains and exposes an organization's external services to a larger, untrusted network.
The Services Gatekeeper layer that performs routing and protocol translation. It provides network-facing interfaces.
The ultimate consumer of the services that an application provides. An end user can be a network subscriber, such as a prepaid service customer or it a non-subscriber, as such as an automated bulk-message application.
A middleware component that supports messaging, routing, XML data transformation, and service orchestration.
Extended Web Services, a set of Web Services interfaces developed by Oracle offering access to network functionality not covered by Parlay X.
A set of interfaces exposed to application service developers. A facade functions as a view of an enabler.
A mechanism that intercepts and manipulates a request flowing through a Communication Service in Services Gatekeeper. Deployed in the Network Tier.
A geometric shape surrounding a base point specified in terms of latitude and longitude. Used in terminal location.
To record the state and codebase(s) of an object in such a way that when the marshalled object is "unmarshalled," a copy of the original object is obtained, possibly by automatically loading the class definitions of the object.
Two physically distributed installations of Services Gatekeeper nodes sharing a subset of data allowing for high availability between the nodes.
The Services Gatekeeper module that implements the interface to a network node or OSA/Parlay SCS through a specific protocol.
Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, an e-business and web standards consortium.
Registering applications and service providers to enable their access to Services Gatekeeper and the underlying network.
A set of utilities common to all communication services.
The level of functionality available in the default installation of Services Gatekeeper.
See Network Plug-in.
The Services Gatekeeper module charged with routing an application-initiated request to the appropriate network plug-in.
A status indicator that conveys the accessibility and the willingness of a potential communication partner.
An access rule based on an aggregated number of invocations. See also Rates.
An access rule based on allowable invocations per time period. See also Quotas.
The customizable set of criteria - based on SLAs and operator-desired additions - according to which requests are evaluated.
Service Capability Server, in the OSA/Parlay sense. Services Gatekeeper can interact with these on its network-facing interface.
Support for a specific kind of traffic within Services Gatekeeper. Defined in terms of Communication Services.
A person or organization that signs up for access to an application. The subscriber is charged for the application service usage. See also End User.
A protocol for sending WAP content (an encoded message including a link to a WAP address) that is pushed to a subscriber's handset.