OMAG Server Platform Administration Services User Guide

An Open Metadata and Governance (OMAG) Server Platform hosts one or more logical OMAG servers, each supporting a variety of open metadata and governance capabilities.

The capabilities that are enabled in a specific instance of a logical OMAG Server are defined in a JSON configuration document. When the configuration document is loaded to the OMAG server platform, the logical OMAG server is started, and the capabilities defined in the configuration document are activated.

In an open metadata landscape, it is anticipated that there may be multiple instances of the logical OMAG Server running, each performing a different role. The capabilities of each of these instances would be defined in a different configuration document. They could all, however, be loaded into the same OMAG server platform, or distributed across different OMAG server platforms.

The configuration document for a specific logical OMAG server is identified by the server’s name. This is passed on the URL of every admin services API request along with the user id of the administrator. By default, the configuration is stored in a file called:


The administration services that set up this file all begin with a URL like this:


The serverName specified on these calls determines which configuration document is used, and hence which of the logical OMAG server’s configuration it is working with.

The OMAG server platform starts up without any open metadata capabilities enabled. Once it is running, it can be used to set up the configuration documents that describe the open metadata capabilities needed for each server instance.

Once the configuration document is in place, the open metadata services can be activated and deactivated multiple times, across multiple restarts of the server platform.

Building a configuration document for a server

The configuration document for the logical OMAG Server determines the types of open metadata and governance services that should be activated in the logical OMAG server. For example:

Each of the configuration commands builds up sections in the configuration document. This document is stored in the configuration file after each configuration request so it is immediately available for use each time the open metadata services are activated in the OMAG Server.

In the descriptions of the configuration commands the following values are used as examples:

Common Configuration Tasks

Advanced Configuration Topics

Querying the contents of a configuration document

It is possible to query the configuration document for a specific OMAG server using the following command.

GET http://localhost:8080/open-metadata/admin-services/users/garygeeke/servers/cocoMDS1/configuration

It is also possible to query the origin of the server supporting the open metadata services. For the Egeria OMAG Server Platform, the response is “ODPI Egeria OMAG Server Platform (version 1.1-SNAPSHOT)”.

GET http://localhost:8080/open-metadata/admin-services/users/garygeeke/servers/cocoMDS1/server-origin

Examples of configuration calls

The postman collection illustrates many of the configuration calls: admin-services-configuration.postman_collection.json

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