Governance Registry

WSO2 Governance Registry

Governance encompasses more than just technology; governance also includes people and processes. The WSO2 Governance Registry provides the right level of structure straight out of the box to support SOA Governance, configuration governance, development process governance, design and run-time governance, lifecycle management, and team collaboration.

Today you may have ad-hoc processes and use shared spreadsheets to register enterprise services, which is a good start. The WSO2 Governance Registry helps you move to the next level and fully understand the state and scope of your SOA portfolio by communicating and managing the lifecycle of your services, and by identifying and highlighting the dependencies between services and consumers.

Features

Registry & Repository for Anything

  • Store any type of data or metadata as resources including contracts, models, workflows, WSDLs, Word documents, server configurations and more
  • Revisions, versions with checkpointing and rollback for any resource or resource collections
  • Full-text search, metadata search, tagging
  • Register externally stored resources including via Microsoft Sharepoint
  • Define behaviors that trigger automatically based on resource type

SOA Governance

  • Flexible Service Registry for any type of services including REST services, JSON services, SOAP services and Thrift services
  • Govern all aspects of services including service descriptions, service consumption, service usage, service discovery, service lifecycle management and service policies
  • Dependency management & impact analysis
  • Policy management for both design-time and run-time
  • Comprehensive lifecycle management
  • Act as Policy Store for any Policy Enforcement Point (PEP) including WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus and WSO2 Application Server
  • Manage notifications and alerts
  • Role based authentication & authorization with integration to WSO2 Identity Server or LDAP provider including Microsoft ActiveDirectory and IBM Tivoli Access Manager
  • Auditing, logging and reporting

Configuration Governance

  • Govern any kind of server/system configuration
  • Version and revision management with checkpointing & rollback
  • Full lifecycle management spanning across development, testing, staging and production environments
  • Integrates to any 3rd party product via command-line clients
  • Deeply integrated to all WSO2 Carbon middleware products

Development Process Governance

  • Govern all aspects of the develop-build-test-stage-production process
  • Integration with source code control systems such as SVN
  • Integrates with 3rd party continuous integration (CI) systems such as Jenkins or Atlassian Bamboo
  • Integration with popular build systems such as Maven or Ant
  • Comprehensive end-to-end application lifecycle management and governance

Framework for Governing Anything

  • Define any type of governance asset
  • Customize any aspect including UIs, handlers and filters
  • Integrated with 3rd party products and external systems
  • Repository APIs: WebDAV, JCR
  • Registry APIs: UDDIv3, JAXR
  • Governance APIs: Atom/AtomPP, SOAP, S-RAMP

Lifecycle Management

  • Customizable lifecycle management with built-in best practices
  • Content introspection, validation and verification
  • Human interactions, notifications and checklists
  • Extensible with SCXML, WS-BPEL and Java

Design-Time Governance

  • Discovery and managed reuse of schemas and other shared metadata supporting contract-first service design
  • Lifecycle management and approval for metadata
  • IDE integration with WSO2 Developer Studio, Eclipse plugin, Microsoft Visual Studio and WebDAV
  • Standards enforcement including all WS-I profiles
  • Built-in best practices for common metadata types

Run-Time Governance

  • Act as Policy Store for any type of runtime policies including security policies, API policies, service contracts, SLAs and XACML authorization policies
  • Integrates with WSO2 Business Activity Monitor to provide analytics, monitoring and business intelligence including custom KPIs
  • Service performance metrics management

Change Management

  • Role based separation of actions
  • Approval processes
  • Ability schedule tasks for future execution

Social Collaboration for Enterprise Governance

  • Empower the social enterprise
  • Human interaction with governance via tasks
  • Comments, ratings and tags on any type of resource or artifact

Lightweight, Developer Friendly and Easy to Deploy

  • Server customization via feature provisioning of any WSO2 middleware capability
  • Deployable standalone or as federated set of servers
  • Choice of deployment to on-premise servers, private cloud, or managed cloud, without configuration changes
  • Integrated with SVN, Maven, Ant and other standard tools for development & deployment
  • Integrated to WSO2 Developer Studio, Eclipse-based IDE for all WSO2 products

Manage & Monitor

  • Comprehensive management & monitoring Web console with enterprise-level security
  • Built-in collection and monitoring of standard access and performance statistics
  • JMX MBeans for key metrics monitoring and management
  • Integrates with WSO2 Business Activity Monitor for operational audit and KPI monitoring and management
  • Flexible logging support with integration to enterprise logging systems
  • Centralized configuration management across different environments with lifecycles and versioning
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Glossary

  • API - Application Programming Interface
  • JAXR - Java API for XML Registries
  • JCR - Content Repository API for Java
  • JMX - Java Management Extensions
  • KPI - Key Performance Indicators
  • LDAP - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
  • REST - Representational state transfer
  • SOA - Service-Oriented Architecture
  • SOAP - Simple Object Access Protocol
  • SCXML - State Chart XML
  • SLA - Service Level Agreement
  • S-RAMP - SOA Repository Artifact Model & Protocol
  • SVN - Apache Subversion
  • UDDI - Universal Description, Discovery and Integration
  • WADL - Web Application Description Language
  • WebDAV - Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning
  • WSDL - Web Services Description Language
  • WS-I - Web Services Interoperability
  • XACML - eXtensible Access Control Markup Language