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Planning for UDDI

Planning is a critical step in the successful implementation of UDDI. Before installing and configuring UDDI services in Windows Server 2003, you need to answer questions such as the following:

  • How will data and metadata be modeled?

  • Who will have access to the data?

  • How will changes to the data be audited?

  • How will data consistency be implemented and enforced?

  • How will developers learn to use the UDDI services?

The primary benefit of UDDI is to provide an organized method of locating, publishing, and utilizing web services across the network. As part of the planning process, it's crucial to develop a clear categorization scheme before deploying UDDI services. The flexibility of UDDI allows for virtually unlimited categorization schemes, which could include geographic location, type of service, and service levels—to name just a few. Defining which attributes are important for your organization's web services will help in developing a categorization scheme that drives your business objectives and supports a successful implementation of UDDI.

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