OCF Metadata Management

OCF metadata management provides common services for Open Metadata Access Services (OMASs) that are supporting the Open Connector Framework (OCF).

Connectors defined in the OCF are client-side Java objects. They support a method called getConnectedAssetProperties. If the connector is created by one of the OMAS clients, this method is configured to retrieve metadata from the same open metadata repository as this OMAS. The primary purpose of the OCF Metadata Management module is to support the REST APIs behind getConnectedAssetProperties. It has also grown to providing common handlers for OMASs working with similar metadata (such as the Asset Owner OMAS). In particular, it manages the filtering of Assets based on their Governance Zones and the implementation of specific metadata security methods related to assets.

Internal design detail

There are five modules in its implementation:

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