0040 Software Servers
Software servers describe the middleware software servers (such as application servers, data movement engines and database servers) that run on the Hosts. An OMAG Server is an example of a Software Server.
There are many types of software servers and there are specialized types for the following
Within the software server model we capture its userId that it operates under. Most metadata repositories are run in a secure mode requiring incoming requests to include the requester’s security credentials. Therefore we have an identifier for each unique logged on security identity (aka userId). This identity is recorded within specific entities and relationships when they are created or updated. By storing the user identifier for the server, it is possible to correlate the server with the changes to the metadata (and related data assets) that it makes.
- See model 0110 Actors and 0117 IT Profiles in Area 1 for details of how user identifiers are correlated with ActorProfiles for people and teams. The ITProfile makes it possible to define a profile for a server’s userId so that additional information about the userId can be captured.
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