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22 Publishing and Finding Web Services Using UDDI

This chapter describes how to publish and find WebLogic Web services through the UDDI registry.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Note:

The UDDI v2.0 registry and UDDIExplorer applications are deprecated in this release. Customers are encouraged to consider upgrading to Oracle Enterprise Repository or Oracle Service Registry, which provide SOA visibility and governance. For more information, see http://www.oracle.com/technologies/soa/docs/enterprise-repository-svc-registry-datasheet.pdf.

Overview of UDDI

UDDI stands for Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration. The UDDI Project is an industry initiative aims to enable businesses to quickly, easily, and dynamically find and carry out transactions with one another.

A populated UDDI registry contains cataloged information about businesses; the services that they offer; and communication standards and interfaces they use to conduct transactions.

Built on the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) data communication standard, UDDI creates a global, platform-independent, open architecture space that will benefit businesses.

The UDDI registry can be broadly divided into two categories:

For details about the UDDI data structure, see UDDI Data Structure.

UDDI and Web Services

The owners of Web services publish them to the UDDI registry. Once published, the UDDI registry maintains pointers to the Web service description and to the service.

The UDDI allows clients to search this registry, find the intended service, and retrieve its details. These details include the service invocation point as well as other information to help identify the service and its functionality.

Web service capabilities are exposed through a programming interface, and usually explained through Web services Description Language (WSDL). In a typical publish-and-inquire scenario, the provider publishes its business; registers a service under it; and defines a binding template with technical information on its Web service. The binding template also holds reference to one or several tModels, which represent abstract interfaces implemented by the Web service. The tModels might have been uniquely published by the provider, with information on the interfaces and URL references to the WSDL document.

A typical client inquiry may have one of two objectives:

  • To find an implementation of a known interface. In other words, the client has a tModel ID and seeks binding templates referencing that tModel.

  • To find the updated value of the invocation point (that is., access point) of a known binding template ID.

UDDI and Business Registry

As a Business Registry solution, UDDI enables companies to advertise the business products and services they provide, as well as how they conduct business transactions on the Web. This use of UDDI complements business-to-business (B2B) electronic commerce.

The minimum required information to publish a business is a single business name. Once completed, a full description of a business entity may contain a wealth of information, all of which helps to advertise the business entity and its products and services in a precise and accessible manner.

A Business Registry can contain:

  • Business Identification - Multiple names and descriptions of the business, comprehensive contact information, and standard business identifiers such as a tax identifier.

  • Categories - Standard categorization information (for example a D-U-N-S business category number).

  • Service Description - Multiple names and descriptions of a service. As a container for service information, companies can advertise numerous services, while clearly displaying the ownership of services. The bindingTemplate information describes how to access the service.

  • Standards Compliance - In some cases it is important to specify compliance with standards. These standards might display detailed technical requirements on how to use the service.

  • Custom Categories - It is possible to publish proprietary specifications (tModels) that identify or categorize businesses or services.

UDDI Data Structure

The data structure within UDDI consists of four constructions: a businessEntity structure, a businessService structure, a bindingTemplate structure and a tModel structure.

The following table outlines the difference between these constructions when used for Web service or Business Registry applications.

Table 22-1 UDDI Data Structure

Data Structure Web Service Business Registry

businessEntity

Represents a Web service provider:

  • Company name

  • Contact detail

  • Other business information

Represents a company, a division or a department within a company:

  • Company name(s)

  • Contact details

  • Identifiers and Categories

businessService

A logical group of one or several Web services.

API(s) with a single name stored as a child element, contained by the business entity named above.

A group of services may reside in a single businessEntity.

  • Multiple names and descriptions

  • Categories

  • Indicators of compliancy with standards

bindingTemplate

A single Web service.

Technical information needed by client applications to bind and interact with the target Web service.

Contains access point (that is, the URI to invoke a Web service).

Further instances of standards conformity.

Access points for the service in form of URLs, phone numbers, email addresses, fax numbers or other similar address types.

tModel

Represents a technical specification; typically a specifications pointer, or metadata about a specification document, including a name and a URL pointing to the actual specifications. In the context of Web services, the actual specifications document is presented in the form of a WSDL file.

Represents a standard or technical specification, either well established or registered by a user for specific use.


WebLogic Server UDDI Features

WebLogic Server provides the following UDDI features:

UDDI 2.0 Server

The UDDI 2.0 Server is part of WebLogic Server and is started automatically when WebLogic Server is started. The UDDI Server implements the UDDI 2.0 server specification at http://uddi.xml.org.

Configuring the UDDI 2.0 Server

To configure the UDDI 2.0 Server:

  1. Stop WebLogic Server.

  2. Update the uddi.properties file, located in the WL_HOME/server/lib directory, where WL_HOME refers to the main WebLogic Server installation directory.

    Note:

    If your WebLogic Server domain was created by a user different from the user that installed WebLogic Server, the WebLogic Server administrator must change the permissions on the uddi.properties file to give access to all users.

  3. Restart WebLogic Server.

Never edit the uddi.properties file while WebLogic Server is running. Should you modify this file in a way that prevents the successful startup of the UDDI Server, refer to the WL_HOME/server/lib/uddi.properties.booted file for the last known good configuration.

To restore your configuration to its default, remove the uddi.properties file from the WL_HOME/server/lib directory. Oracle strongly recommends that you move this file to a backup location, because a new uddi.properties file will be created and with its successful startup, the uddi.properties.booted file will also be overwritten. After removing the properties file, start the server. Minimal default properties will be loaded and written to a newly created uddi.properties file.

The following section describes the UDDI Server properties that you can include in the uddi.properites file. The list of properties has been divided according to component, usage, and functionality. At any given time, you do not need all these properties to be present.

Configuring an External LDAP Server

The UDDI 2.0 Server is automatically configured with an embedded LDAP server. You can, however, also configure an external LDAP Server by following the procedure in this section.

Note:

Currently, WebLogic Server supports only the SunOne Directory Server for use with the UDDI 2.0 Server.

To configure the SunOne Directory Server to be used with UDDI, follow these steps:

  1. Create a file called 51acumen.ldif in the LDAP_DIR/Sun/MPS/slapd-LDAP_INSTANCE_NAME/config/schema directory, where LDAP_DIR refers to the root installation directory of your SunOne Directory Server and LDAP_INSTANCE_NAME refers to the instance name.

  2. Update the 51acumen.ldif file with the content described in 51acumen.ldif File Contents.

  3. Restart the SunOne Directory Server.

  4. Update the uddi.properties file of the WebLogic UDDI 2.0 Server, adding the following properties:

    datasource.ldap.manager.password
    datasource.ldap.manager.uid
    datasource.ldap.server.root
    datasource.ldap.server.url
    

    The value of the properties depends on the configuration of your SunOne Directory Server. The following example shows a possible configuration that uses default values:

    datasource.ldap.manager.password=password
    datasource.ldap.manager.uid=cn=Directory Manager
    datasource.ldap.server.root=dc=beasys,dc=com
    datasource.ldap.server.url=ldap://host:port
    

    See Table 22-1 for information about these properties.

  5. Restart WebLogic Server.

51acumen.ldif File Contents

Use the following content to create the 51acumen.ldif file:

dn: cn=schema
#
# attribute types:
#
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.0 NAME 'uddi-Business-Key'                DESC 'Business Key' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{41} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.1 NAME 'uddi-Authorized-Name'             DESC 'Authorized Name for publisher of data' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.2 NAME 'uddi-Operator'                    DESC 'Name of UDDI Registry Operator' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.3 NAME 'uddi-Name'                        DESC 'Business Entity Name' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{258} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.4 NAME 'uddi-Description'                 DESC 'Description of Business Entity' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.7 NAME 'uddi-Use-Type'                    DESC 'Name of convention that the referenced document follows' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.8 NAME 'uddi-URL'                         DESC 'URL' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.9 NAME 'uddi-Person-Name'                 DESC 'Name of Contact Person' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.10 NAME 'uddi-Phone'                      DESC 'Telephone Number' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{50} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.11 NAME 'uddi-Email'                      DESC 'Email address' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.12 NAME 'uddi-Sort-Code'                  DESC 'Code to sort addresses' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{10} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.13 NAME 'uddi-tModel-Key'                 DESC 'Key to reference a tModel entry' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.14 NAME 'uddi-Address-Line'               DESC 'Actual address lines in free form text' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{80} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.15 NAME 'uddi-Service-Key'                DESC 'Service Key' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{41} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.16 NAME 'uddi-Service-Name'               DESC 'Service Name' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.17 NAME 'uddi-Binding-Key'                DESC 'Binding Key' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{41} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.18 NAME 'uddi-Access-Point'               DESC 'A text field to convey the entry point address for calling a web service' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.19 NAME 'uddi-Hosting-Redirector'         DESC 'Provides a Binding Key attribute to redirect reference to a different binding template' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{41} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.20 NAME 'uddi-Instance-Parms'             DESC 'Parameters to use a specific facet of a bindingTemplate description' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.21 NAME 'uddi-Overview-URL'               DESC 'URL reference to a long form of an overview document' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.22 NAME 'uddi-From-Key'                   DESC 'Unique key reference to first businessEntity assertion is made for' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{41} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.23 NAME 'uddi-To-Key'                     DESC 'Unique key reference to second businessEntity assertion is made for' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{41} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.24 NAME 'uddi-Key-Name'                   DESC 'An attribute of the KeyedReference structure' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.25 NAME 'uddi-Key-Value'                  DESC 'An attribute of the KeyedReference structure' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.26 NAME 'uddi-Auth-Info'                  DESC 'Authorization information' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{4096} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.27 NAME 'uddi-Key-Type'                   DESC 'The key for all UDDI entries' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{16} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.28 NAME 'uddi-Upload-Register'            DESC 'The upload register' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.29 NAME 'uddi-URL-Type'                   DESC 'The type for the URL' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{16} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.30 NAME 'uddi-Ref-Keyed-Reference'        DESC 'reference to a keyedReference entry' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.12{255}  X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.31 NAME 'uddi-Ref-Category-Bag'           DESC 'reference to a categoryBag entry' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.12{255}  X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.32 NAME 'uddi-Ref-Identifier-Bag'         DESC 'reference to a identifierBag entry' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.12{255}  X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.33 NAME 'uddi-Ref-TModel'                 DESC 'reference to a TModel entry' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.12{255} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
# id names for each entry
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.34 NAME 'uddi-Contact-ID'                 DESC 'Unique ID which will serve as the Distinguished Name of each entry' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{16} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.35 NAME 'uddi-Discovery-URL-ID'           DESC 'Unique ID which will serve as the Distinguished Name of each entry' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{16} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.36 NAME 'uddi-Address-ID'                 DESC 'Unique ID which will serve as the Distinguished Name of each entry' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{16} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.37 NAME 'uddi-Overview-Doc-ID'            DESC 'Unique ID which will serve as the Distinguished Name of each entry' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{16} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.38 NAME 'uddi-Instance-Details-ID'        DESC 'Unique ID which will serve as the Distinguished Name of each entry' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{16} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.39 NAME 'uddi-tModel-Instance-Info-ID'    DESC 'Unique ID which will serve as the Distinguished Name of each entry' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{16} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.40 NAME 'uddi-Publisher-Assertions-ID'    DESC 'Unique ID which will serve as the Distinguished Name of each entry' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{16} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.41 NAME 'uddi-Keyed-Reference-ID'         DESC 'Unique ID which will serve as the Distinguished Name of each entry' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{16} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.42 NAME 'uddi-Ref-Attribute'              DESC 'a reference to another entry' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.12{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.43 NAME 'uddi-Entity-Name'                DESC 'Business entity Name' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{258} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.44 NAME 'uddi-tModel-Name'                DESC 'tModel Name' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.45 NAME 'uddi-tMII-TModel-Key'            DESC 'tModel key referneced in tModelInstanceInfo' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.46 NAME 'uddi-Keyed-Reference-TModel-Key' DESC 'tModel key referneced in KeyedReference' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.47 NAME 'uddi-Address-tModel-Key'         DESC 'tModel key referneced in Address' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.48 NAME 'uddi-isHidden'                   DESC 'a flag to indicate whether an entry is hidden' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.49 NAME 'uddi-Time-Stamp'                 DESC 'modification time satmp' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{255} SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.50 NAME 'uddi-next-id'                    DESC 'generic counter' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15 SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.51 NAME 'uddi-tModel-origin'              DESC 'tModel origin' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15 SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.52 NAME 'uddi-tModel-type'                DESC 'tModel type' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15 SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.53 NAME 'uddi-tModel-checked'             DESC 'tModel field to check or not' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15 SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.54 NAME 'uddi-user-quota-entity'          DESC 'quota for business entity' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.27 SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.55 NAME 'uddi-user-quota-service'         DESC 'quota for business services per entity' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.27 SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.56 NAME 'uddi-user-quota-binding'         DESC 'quota for binding templates per service' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.27 SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.57 NAME 'uddi-user-quota-tmodel'          DESC 'quota for tmodels' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.27 SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.58 NAME 'uddi-user-quota-assertion'       DESC 'quota for publisher assertions' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.27 SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.59 NAME 'uddi-user-quota-messagesize'     DESC 'quota for maximum message size' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.27 SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.60 NAME 'uddi-user-language'              DESC 'user language' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15 SINGLE-VALUE X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.61 NAME 'uddi-Name-Soundex'               DESC 'name in soundex format' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15{258} X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
attributeTypes: ( 11827.0001.1.62 NAME 'uddi-var'                        DESC 'generic variable' SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15 X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
#
# objectclasses:
#
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.0 NAME 'uddi-Business-Entity'              DESC 'Business Entity object' SUP top STRUCTURAL MUST (uddi-Business-Key $ uddi-Entity-Name $ uddi-isHidden $ uddi-Authorized-Name ) MAY ( uddi-Name-Soundex $ uddi-Operator $ uddi-Description $ uddi-Ref-Identifier-Bag $ uddi-Ref-Category-Bag ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.1 NAME 'uddi-Business-Service'             DESC 'Business Service object' SUP top STRUCTURAL MUST ( uddi-Service-Key $ uddi-Service-Name $ uddi-isHidden ) MAY ( uddi-Name-Soundex $ uddi-Description $ uddi-Ref-Category-Bag ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.2 NAME 'uddi-Binding-Template'             DESC 'Binding Template object' SUP TOP STRUCTURAL   MUST ( uddi-Binding-Key $ uddi-isHidden ) MAY ( uddi-Description $ uddi-Access-Point $ uddi-Hosting-Redirector ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.3 NAME 'uddi-tModel'                       DESC 'tModel object' SUP top STRUCTURAL   MUST (uddi-tModel-Key $ uddi-tModel-Name $ uddi-isHidden $ uddi-Authorized-Name ) MAY ( uddi-Name-Soundex $ uddi-Operator $ uddi-Description $ uddi-Ref-Identifier-Bag $ uddi-Ref-Category-Bag $ uddi-tModel-origin $ uddi-tModel-checked $ uddi-tModel-type ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.4 NAME 'uddi-Publisher-Assertion'          DESC 'Publisher Assertion object' SUP TOP STRUCTURAL   MUST ( uddi-Publisher-Assertions-ID $ uddi-From-Key $ uddi-To-Key $ uddi-Ref-Keyed-Reference ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.5 NAME 'uddi-Discovery-URL'                DESC 'Discovery URL' SUP TOP STRUCTURAL   MUST ( uddi-Discovery-URL-ID $ uddi-Use-Type $ uddi-URL ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.6 NAME 'uddi-Contact'                      DESC 'Contact Information' SUP TOP STRUCTURAL   MUST ( uddi-Contact-ID $ uddi-Person-Name ) MAY ( uddi-Use-Type $ uddi-Description $ uddi-Phone $ uddi-Email $ uddi-tModel-Key ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.7 NAME 'uddi-Address'                      DESC 'Address information for a contact entry' SUP TOP STRUCTURAL   MUST ( uddi-Address-ID ) MAY ( uddi-Use-Type $ uddi-Sort-Code $ uddi-Address-tModel-Key $ uddi-Address-Line ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.8 NAME 'uddi-Keyed-Reference'              DESC 'KeyedReference' SUP TOP STRUCTURAL   MUST ( uddi-Keyed-Reference-ID $ uddi-Key-Value ) MAY ( uddi-Key-Name $ uddi-Keyed-Reference-TModel-Key ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.9 NAME 'uddi-tModel-Instance-Info'         DESC 'tModelInstanceInfo' SUP TOP STRUCTURAL   MUST ( uddi-tModel-Instance-Info-ID $ uddi-tMII-TModel-Key ) MAY ( uddi-Description ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.10 NAME 'uddi-Instance-Details'            DESC 'instanceDetails' SUP TOP STRUCTURAL   MUST ( uddi-Instance-Details-ID ) MAY ( uddi-Description $ uddi-Instance-Parms ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.11 NAME 'uddi-Overview-Doc'                DESC 'overviewDoc' SUP TOP STRUCTURAL   MUST ( uddi-Overview-Doc-ID ) MAY ( uddi-Description $ uddi-Overview-URL ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.12 NAME 'uddi-Ref-Object'                  DESC 'an object class conatins a reference to another entry' SUP TOP STRUCTURAL MUST ( uddi-Ref-Attribute ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.13 NAME 'uddi-Ref-Auxiliary-Object'        DESC 'an auxiliary type object used in another structural class to hold a reference to a third entry' SUP TOP AUXILIARY MUST ( uddi-Ref-Attribute ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.14 NAME 'uddi-ou-container'                DESC 'an organizational unit with uddi attributes' SUP organizationalunit STRUCTURAL MAY ( uddi-next-id $ uddi-var ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )
objectClasses: ( 11827.0001.2.15 NAME 'uddi-User'                        DESC 'a User with uddi attributes' SUP inetOrgPerson STRUCTURAL MUST ( uid $ uddi-user-language $ uddi-user-quota-entity $ uddi-user-quota-service $ uddi-user-quota-tmodel $ uddi-user-quota-binding $ uddi-user-quota-assertion $ uddi-user-quota-messagesize ) X-ORIGIN 'acumen defined' )

Description of Properties in the uddi.properties File

The following tables describe properties of the uddi.properties file, categorized by the type of UDDI feature they describe:

Table 22-2 Basic UDDI Configuration

UDDI Property Key Description
auddi.discoveryurl

DiscoveryURL prefix that is set for each saved business entity. Typically this is the full URL to the uddilistener servlet, so that the full DiscoveryURL results in the display of the stored BusinessEntity data.

auddi.inquiry.secure

Permissible values are true and false. When set to true, inquiry calls to UDDI Server are limited to secure https connections only. Any UDDI inquiry calls through a regular http URL are rejected.

auddi.publish.secure

Permissible values are true and false. When set to true, publish calls to UDDI Server are limited to secure https connections only. Any UDDI publish calls through a regular http URL are rejected.

auddi.search.maxrows

Maximum number of returned rows for search operations. When the search results in a higher number of rows then the limit set by this property, the result is truncated.

auddi.search.timeout

Timeout value for search operations. The value is indicated in milliseconds.

auddi.siteoperator

Name of the UDDI registry site operator. The specified value will be used as the operator attribute, saved in all future BusinessEntity registrations. This attribute will later be returned in responses, and indicates which UDDI registry has generated the response.

security.cred.life

Credential life, specified in seconds, for authentication. Upon authentication of a user, an AuthToken is assigned which will be valid for the duration specified by this property.

pluggableTModel.file.list

UDDI Server is pre-populated with a set of Standard TModels. You can further customize the UDDI server by providing your own taxonomies, in the form of TModels. Taxonomies must be defined in XML files, following the provided XML schema. The value of this property a comma-separated list of URIs to such XML files. Values that refer to these TModels are checked and validated against the specified taxonomy.


Table 22-3 UDDI User Defaults

UDDI Property Key Description
auddi.default.lang

User's initial language, assigned to user profile by default at the time of creation. User profile settings can be changed at sign-up or later.

auddi.default.quota.assertion

User's initial assertion quota, assigned to user profile by default at the time of creation. The assertion quota is the maximum number of publisher assertions that the user is allowed to publish. To impose no limits, set a value of -1. A user's profile settings can be changed at sign-up or later.

auddi.default.quota.binding

User's initial binding quota, assigned to user profile by default at the time of creation. The binding quota is the maximum number of binding templates that the user is allowed to publish, per each business service. To impose no limits, set a value of -1. A user's profile settings can be changed at sign-up or later.

auddi.default.quota.entity

User's initial business entity quota, assigned to user profile by default at the time of creation. The entity quota is the maximum number of business entities that the user is allowed to publish. To impose no limits, set a value of -1. A user's profile settings can be changed at sign-up or later.

auddi.default.quota.messageSize

User's initial message size limit, assigned to his user profile by default at the time of creation. The message size limit is the maximum size of a SOAP call that the user may send to UDDI Server. To impose no limits, set a value of -1. A user's profile settings can be changed at sign-up or later.

auddi.default.quota.service

User's initial service quota, assigned to user profile by default at the time of creation. The service quota is the maximum number of business services that the user is allowed to publish, per each business entity. To impose no limits, set a value of -1. A user's profile settings can be changed at sign-up or later.

auddi.default.quota.tmodel

User's initial TModel quota, assigned to user profile by default at the time of creation. The TModel quota is the maximum number of TModels that the user is allowed to publish. To impose no limits, set a value of -1. A user's profile settings can be changed at sign-up or later.


Table 22-4 General Server Configuration

UDDI Property Keys Description
auddi.datasource.type

Location of physical storage of UDDI data. This value defaults to WLS, which indicates that the internal LDAP directory of WebLogic Server is to be used for data storage. Other permissible values include LDAP, ReplicaLDAP, and File.

auddi.security.type

UDDI Server's security module (authentication). This value defaults to WLS, which indicates that the default security realm of WebLogic Server is to be used for UDDI authentication. As such, a WebLogic Server user would be an UDDI Server user and any WebLogic Server administrator would also be an UDDI Server administrator, in addition to members of the UDDI Server administrator group, as defined in UDDI Server settings. Other permissible values include LDAP and File.


Table 22-5 Logger Configuration

UDDI Property Key Description
logger.file.maxsize

Maximum size of logger output files (if output is sent to file), in Kilobytes. Once an output file reaches maximum size, it is closed and a new log file is created.

logger.indent.enabled

Permissible values are true and false. When set to true, log messages beginning with "+" and "-", typically TRACE level logs, cause an increase or decrease of indentation in the output.

logger.indent.size

Size of each indentation (how many spaces for each indent), specified as an integer.

logger.log.dir

Absolute or relative path to a directory where log files are stored.

logger.log.file.stem

String that is prefixed to all log file names.

logger.log.type

Determines whether log messages are sent to the screen, to a file or to both destinations. Permissible values, respectively, are: LOG_TYPE_SCREEN, LOG_TYPE_FILE, and LOG_TYPE_SCREEN_FILE.

logger.output.style

Determines whether logged output will simply contain the message, or thread and timestamp information will be included. Permissible values are OUTPUT_LONG and OUTPUT_SHORT.

logger.quiet

Determines whether the logger itself displays information messages. Permissible values are true and false.

logger.verbosity

Logger's verbosity level. Permissible values (case sensitive) are TRACE, DEBUG, INFO, WARNING and ERROR, where each severity level includes the following ones accumulatively.


Table 22-6 Connection Pools

UDDI Property Key Description
datasource.ldap.pool.increment

Number of new connections to create and add to the pool when all connections in the pool are busy

datasource.ldap.pool.initialsize

Number of connections to be stored at the time of creation and initialization of the pool.

datasource.ldap.pool.maxsize

Maximum number of connections that the pool may hold.

datasource.ldap.pool.systemmaxsize

Maximum number of connections created, even after the pool has reached its capacity. Once the pool reaches its maximum size, and all connections are busy, connections are temporarily created and returned to the client, but not stored in the pool. However, once the system max size is reached, all requests for new connections are blocked until a previously busy connection becomes available.


Table 22-7 LDAP Datastore Configuration

UDDI Property Key Description
datasource.ldap.manager.uid

Back-end LDAP server administrator or privileged user ID, (for example, cn=Directory Manager) who can save data in LDAP.

datasource.ldap.manager.password

Password for the datasource.ldap.manager.uid, establishes connections with the LDAP directory used for data storage.

datasource.ldap.server.url

"ldap://" URL to the LDAP directory used for data storage.

datasource.ldap.server.root

Root entry of the LDAP directory used for data storage (e.g., dc=acumenat, dc=com).


Note:

In a replicated LDAP environment, there are "m" LDAP masters and "n" LDAP replicas, respectively numbered from 0 to (m-1) and from 0 to (n-1). The fifth part of the property keys below, quoted as "i", refers to this number and differs for each LDAP server instance defined.

Table 22-8 Replicated LDAP Datastore Configuration

UDDI Property Key Description
datasource.ldap.server.master.i.manager.uid

Administrator or privileged user ID for this "master" LDAP server node, (for example, cn=Directory Manager) who can save data in LDAP.

datasource.ldap.server.master.i.manager.password

Password for the datasource.ldap.server.master.i.manager.uid, establishes connections with the relevant "master" LDAP directory to write data.

datasource.ldap.server.master.i.url

"ldap://" URL to the corresponding LDAP directory node.

datasource.ldap.server.master.i.root

Root entry of the corresponding LDAP directory node (for example, dc=acumenat, dc=com).

datasource.ldap.server.replica.i.manager.uid

User ID for this "replica" LDAP server node (for example, cn=Directory Manager); this person can read the UDDI data from LDAP.

datasource.ldap.server.replica.i.manager.password

Password for datasource.ldap.server.replica.i.manager.uid, establishes connections with the relevant "replica" LDAP directory to read data.

datasource.ldap.server.replica.i.url

"ldap://" URL to the corresponding LDAP directory node.

datasource.ldap.server.replica.i.root

Root entry of the corresponding LDAP directory node (for example, dc=acumenat, dc=com).


Table 22-9 File Datastore Configuration

UDDI Property Key Description
datasource.file.directory

Directory where UDDI data is stored in the file system.


Table 22-10 General Security Configuration

UDDI Property Key Description
security.custom.group.operators

Security group name, where the members of this group are treated as UDDI administrators.


Table 22-11 LDAP Security Configuration

UDDI Property Key Description
security.custom.ldap.manager.uid

Security LDAP server administrator or privileged user ID (for example, cn=Directory Manager); this person can save data in LDAP.

security.custom.ldap.manager.password

The value of this property is the password for the above user ID, and is used to establish connections with the LDAP directory used for security.

security.custom.ldap.url

The value of this property is an "ldap://" URL to the LDAP directory used for security.

security.custom.ldap.root

Root entry of the LDAP directory used for security (for example, dc=acumenat, dc=com).

security.custom.ldap.userroot

User's root entry on the security LDAP server. For example, ou=People.

security.custom.ldap.group.root

Operator entry on the security LDAP server. For example, "cn=UDDI Administrators, ou=Groups". This entry contains IDs of all UDDI administrators.


Table 22-12 File Security Configuration

UDDI Property Key Description
security.custom.file.userdir

Directory where UDDI security information (users and groups) is stored in the file system.


UDDI Directory Explorer

The UDDI Directory Explorer allows authorized users to publish Web services in private WebLogic Server UDDI registries and to modify information for previously published Web services. The Directory Explorer provides access to details about the Web services and associated WSDL files (if available.)

The UDDI Directory Explorer also enables you to search both public and private UDDI registries for Web services and information about the companies and departments that provide these Web services.

To invoke the UDDI Directory Explorer in your browser, enter:

http://host:port/uddiexplorer

where

You can perform the following tasks with the UDDI Directory Explorer:

Note:

To access the UDDI Directory Explorer pages, use your Oracle WebLogic Server username and password.

For more information about using the UDDI Directory Explorer, click the Explorer Help link on the main page.

UDDI Client API

WebLogic Server includes an implementation of the client-side UDDI API that you can use in your Java client applications to programmatically search for and publish Web services.

The two main classes of the UDDI client API are Inquiry and Publish. Use the Inquiry class to search for Web services in a known UDDI registry and the Publish class to add your Web service to a known registry.

WebLogic Server provides an implementation of the following client UDDI API packages:

For detailed information on using these packages, see the UDDI API Javadocs.

Pluggable tModel

A taxonomy is basically a tModel used as reference by a categoryBag or identifierBag. A major distinction is that in contrast to a simple tModel, references to a taxonomy are typically checked and validated. WebLogic Server's UDDI Server takes advantage of this concept and extends this capability by introducing custom taxonomies, called "pluggable tModels". Pluggable tModels allow users (UDDI administrators) to add their own checked taxonomies to the UDDI registry, or overwrite standard taxonomies.

To add a pluggable tModel:

  1. Create an XML file conforming to the specified format described in XML Schema for Pluggable tModels, for each tModelKey/categorization.

  2. Add the comma-delimited, fully qualified file names to the pluggableTModel.file.list property in the uddi.properties file used to configure UDDI Server. For example:

    pluggableTModel.file.list=c:/temp/cat1.xml,c:/temp/cat2.xml
    

    See Configuring the UDDI 2.0 Server for details about the uddi.properties file.

  3. Restart WebLogic Server.

The following sections include a table detailing the XML elements and their permissible values, the XML schema against which pluggable tModels are validated, and a sample XML.

XML Elements and Permissible Values

The following table describes the elements of the XML file that describes your pluggable tModels.

Table 22-13 Description of the XML Elements to Configure Pluggable tModels

Element/Attribute Required Role Values Comments

Taxonomy

Required

Root Element

-

-

checked

Required

Whether this categorization is checked or not.

true / false

If false, keyValue will not be validated.

type

Required

The type of the tModel.

categorization / identifier / valid values as defined in uddi-org-types

See uddi-org-types tModel for valid values.

applicability

Optional

Constraints on where the tModel may be used.

-

No constraint is assumed if this element is not provided

scope

Required if the applicability element is included.

Constraints on where the tModel may be used.

businessEntity / businessService / bindingTemplate / tModel

tModel may be used in tModelInstanceInfo if scope "bindingTemplate" is specified.

tModel

Required

The actual tModel, according to the UDDI data structure.

Valid tModelKey must be provided.

-

categories

Required if checked is set to true.

-

-

-

category

Required if element categories is included

Holds actual keyName and keyValue pairs.

keyName / keyValue pairs

category may be nested for grouping or tree structure.

keyName

Required

-

-

-

keyValue

Required

-

-

-


XML Schema for Pluggable tModels

The XML Schema against which pluggable tModels are validated is as follows:

<simpleType name="type">
  <restriction base="string"/>
</simpleType>

<simpleType name="checked">
  <restriction base="NMTOKEN">
    <enumeration value="true"/>
    <enumeration value="false"/>
  </restriction>
</simpleType>

<element name="scope" type="string"/>

<element name = "applicability" type = "uddi:applicability"/>

<complexType name = "applicability">
  <sequence>
    <element ref = "uddi:scope" minOccurs = "1" maxOccurs = "4"/>
  </sequence>
</complexType>

<element name="category" type="uddi:category"/>

<complexType name = "category">
  <sequence>
    <element ref = "uddi:category" minOccurs = "0" maxOccurs = "unbounded"/>

  </sequence>
  <attribute name = "keyName" use = "required" type="string"/>
  <attribute name = "keyValue" use = "required" type="string"/>
</complexType>

<element name="categories" type="uddi:categories"/>

<complexType name = "categories">
  <sequence>
    <element ref = "uddi:category" minOccurs = "1" maxOccurs = "unbounded"/>
  </sequence>
</complexType>

<element name="Taxonomy" type="uddi:Taxonomy"/>

<complexType name="Taxonomy">
  <sequence>
    <element ref = "uddi:applicability" minOccurs = "0" maxOccurs = "1"/>
    <element ref = "uddi:tModel" minOccurs = "1" maxOccurs = "1"/>
    <element ref = "uddi:categories" minOccurs = "0" maxOccurs = "1"/>
  </sequence>
  <attribute name = "type" use = "required" type="uddi:type"/>
  <attribute name = "checked" use = "required" type="uddi:checked"/>
</complexType>

Sample XML for a Pluggable tModel

The following shows a sample XML for a pluggable tModel:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

  <SOAP-ENV:Envelope 
      xmlns:SOAP-ENV="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/">

  <SOAP-ENV:Body>

   <Taxonomy checked="true" type="categorization" xmlns="urn:uddi-org:api_v2" >
    <applicability>
        <scope>businessEntity</scope>
        <scope>businessService</scope>
        <scope>bindingTemplate</scope>
    </applicability>
    <tModel  tModelKey="uuid:C0B9FE13-179F-41DF-8A5B-5004DB444tt2" >
        <name> sample pluggable tModel </name>
        <description>used for test purpose only </description>
            <overviewDoc>
                <overviewURL>http://www.abc.com </overviewURL>
            </overviewDoc>
    </tModel>
    <categories>
        <category keyName="name1 " keyValue="1">
            <category keyName="name11" keyValue="12">
                <category keyName="name111" keyValue="111">
                    <category keyName="name1111" keyValue="1111"/>
                    <category keyName="name1112" keyValue="1112"/>
                </category>
                <category keyName="name112" keyValue="112">
                    <category keyName="name1121" keyValue="1121"/>
                    <category keyName="name1122" keyValue="1122"/>
                </category>
            </category>
        </category>
        <category keyName="name2 " keyValue="2">
            <category keyName="name21" keyValue="22">
                <category keyName="name211" keyValue="211">
                    <category keyName="name2111" keyValue="2111"/>
                    <category keyName="name2112" keyValue="2112"/>
                </category>
                <category keyName="name212" keyValue="212">
                    <category keyName="name2121" keyValue="2121"/>
                    <category keyName="name2122" keyValue="2122"/>
                </category>
            </category>
        </category>
    </categories>
   </Taxonomy>
  </SOAP-ENV:Body>
</SOAP-ENV:Envelope>