Each workflow contains at least one workflow element. Workflow elements are part of a routing structure.
Within the Sun OpenDS Standard Edition proxy there are different types of workflow elements:
Load Balancing workflow elements.
Distribution workflow elements.
Proxy workflow elements.
The workflow elements can be classified in two types. The load balancing and distribution workflow elements act as a pointer, routing the request along one path. The proxy workflow element, however, has only one function and is a direct access to the data source.
Moreover, the Sun OpenDS Standard Edition proxy has a number of built-in workflow elements. These should not be modified or deleted.