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Oracle® Communications Services Gatekeeper Partner Relationship Management Guide
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2 The Partner Management Model

The management of Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper is structured around the concept of a Management Model. The Management Model defines roles for the operator and the application service provider and describes the interaction between them. In the context of Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper, an operator is the entity which runs the network in which Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper is installed. The operator has partners who want one or more of their applications to interact with the operator's network. These partners are the application service providers and they can be in-house or external to the operator.

The Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper Partner Management interfaces allow operators to manage these application service providers at increasingly granular levels of control. An application service provider registers with Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper and is given a Service Provider Account. To support tiering, service provider accounts are associated together into Service Provider Account Groups. It is these groups that are associated with Service Level Agreements or SLAs.

Within a service provider account there are individual Application Accounts, registered on their respective service provider accounts. As in the case of service provider accounts, these application accounts are grouped together into Application Account Groups. Again, SLAs are associated with applications via the application group.

Finally, the model also includes the idea of the Application Instance, which is tied to a specific instance of the application and is used in the traffic authentication process.

For more information about the Partner Management model, see the Accounts and SLAs Guide.

The Partnership Management module allows for management of:

Account States

All Service Provider Accounts and Application Accounts are in one of the following states:

The possible state transitions are outlined in Figure 2-1.

Figure 2-1 States and state transitions

Surrounding text describes Figure 2-1 .

There are two sets of interfaces in the PRM module. The Service Provider interfaces give application service providers access to information relative to their own accounts and applications. The Operator interfaces allow operators to manage their service providers. These include access to a much broader range of management functions.

In the diagram above, the method names in bold can be executed by both the operator and the application service provider. The methods names in non-bold can be executed only by the operator. XXX indicates that the methods are valid for both service provider accounts and application accounts.

PRM Users in the Context of Services Gatekeeper Administrative Users

PRM users are a subsection of all Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper Administrative Users. They are created and managed in the same way as all other Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper Administrative Users, using the Management Users MBean. For more information on managing Administrative Users, see the System Administrator's Guide. At least one PRM-OP user must be set up before the PRM interfaces can be used.

Table 2-1 describes the characteristics of all Administrative Users stored in the Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper database:

Table 2-1 Contents of wlng_mgmt_users Database Table

Field Type Description



Authentication name of the administrative user.



Possible values are:

  • 0: Activated

  • 1: Deactivated

Transitional states (Registered, Update pending, Delete pending) are stored temporarily as properties of the account.



Kind of user. Options are:

  • 0: OAM (Console-based user)

  • 1: PRM-OP (Operator using PRM)

  • 2: PRM-SP (Service Provider using PRM)



Administrative user password. 3DES Encrypted.



Privilege level of user. See Table 2-2 below for values.



Allows administrative us.ers to be grouped for ease of management




Table 2-2 Privilege Levels

Level Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper Role Type


Equivalent to Administrative Access on WLS. Can:

  • Manage servers and server configuration

  • Deploy applications

  • Control all Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper management functions


Equivalent to Deployer Access on WLS. Can:

  • View server configuration and make some changes

  • Have read-write access on Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper management functions


Equivalent to Monitor Access on WLS. Can

  • View server configuration

  • Have read-only access to Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper management functions


Equivalent to Anonymous Access on WLS. Can:

  • Use servers. PRM-SP users have this privilege level


Service providers may also have direct access to account management functions via JMX if the service provider has appropriate user permissions. This is a decision made by the operator.