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Prerequisites

A connection to the SR is configured.

More information:

Configuring the Services Registry

Context

This section provides information about configuring a connection and publishing Web services and Service Groups to the Services Registry (SR). You specify the Web services or Service Groups you want to publish by grouping them in a publication rule . You do not explicitly publish Web services or Service Groups to the SR. The actual publication is performed by a background job which runs after each update of the publication rule.

More information: Modifying SOA Configuration Background Process Settings

Publication Rules

A publication rule is a placeholder containing the Web services or Service Groups that you want to publish. When you create a publication rule, you can add or remove Web services or Service Groups to or from it. Publication rules have two statuses: active and inactive . The system publishes only the Web services and Service Groups belonging to a publication rule which is in status active. By default, when you create a publication rule, it is in status active, and you can optionally deactivate it.

When a Web service is published, all service endpoints configured for this Web service are published to the SR. The system synchronizes the published Web services' current state on the provider system with the information published for these Web services on the SR. The configuration changes which you make to the published Web services are reflected in the information published in the SR the next time the background job runs.

The table below lists the possible changes you can make to a publication rule or a published Web service and explains the system's response.

User Action

System Response

You set the status of a publication rule to Active .

The system publishes all Web services which are part of this publication rule.

You set the status of a publication rule to Inactive .

The system unpublishes information about the Web services which are part of the deactivated publication rule.

You create a service endpoint or change the settings of an existing endpoint of a Web service that was already published.

The system publishes information about the newly created service endpoint.

You delete a service endpoint of a Web service that was already published

The system unpublishes information about the deleted service endpoint.

You create a publication rule which contains a Web service or a Service Group that has already been published as part of another publication rule.

The system re-publishes the Web service and the Service Group.

You remove a published Web service or Service Group from a publication rule.

The system unpublishes the Web service and the Service Group you removed.

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