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Policy Integration with SAG Centrasite & the SecureSpan 7 SOA Gateway


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Software AG’s Centrasite registry / repository is a popular product for handling design-time service and policy lifecycle challenges. While many products have the ability to integrate with Centrasite at a service level (both consume and publish service artifacts to Centrasite) only the Layer 7 SOA Gateway has the ability to also integrate a policy level. Policy Manager - Layer 7 Technology

 

From Layer 7’s Policy Manager, you create a policy template to import as a Centrasite Asset.

 

Route via http - Layer 7 Technologies Layer7 policy template - Layer 7 Technologies

 

This policy template can contain variables that are controlled by Centrasite. For example, look at this Quota assertion.

 

Throughput Quota Properties - Layer 7 Technologies

This is adjusted at design time within Centrasite as a property of the service itself. Again within Centrasite, you define all dependencies of the service including the policy template, the PEP host name.

 

Centrasite - define all dependencies of the service - Layer 7 Technologies

Once these dependencies are modeled, the action of changing the service lifecycle within Centrasite, triggers a call to the Layer 7 SOA Gateway management service, authenticated using the same administrator account associated with the Centrasite session. Back on the Layer 7 SOA Gateway, the management service validates the authorization of the administrative roles granted by the user, and audit these actions. Security between Centrasite and the Layer 7 SOA Gateway can be adjusted to accommodate any security requirements, using any identity provider.
 

Centrasite - define all dependencies of the service - Layer 7 Technologies

Metrics on the service consumption can be sent back to CentraSite by the Layer 7 SOA Gateway Policy Enforcement Point.
 

UDDI Registery Properties - Layer 7 Technologies

 

Global policies can also be declared at that level which are automatically inherited by any policies that are submitted via CentraSite.

Policy properties - Layer 7 Technologies

The integration between the two solutions can also be driven from Layer 7 Gateway side. The Layer 7 Policy Editor lets its administrator search services in Centrasite, publish them on the Layer 7 Gateway, attach UDDI based WS-Policy tModels and more. This current integration is extensible and supported through Software AG.

 

Policy Integration with SAG Centrasite & the SecureSpan 7 SOA Gateway