Modular Framework

IDM implements infrastructure modules that run in an OSGi framework. It exposes core services through RESTful APIs to client applications.

The following figure provides an overview of the architecture. Specific components are described in more detail in subsequent sections of this chapter.

Modular Architecture
IDM architecture

The IDM framework is based on OSGi:

OSGi

OSGi is a module system and service platform for the Java programming language that implements a complete and dynamic component model. For a good introduction to OSGi, see the OSGi site. IDM runs in Apache Felix, an implementation of the OSGi Framework and Service Platform.

Servlet

The Servlet layer provides RESTful HTTP access to the managed objects and services. IDM embeds the Jetty Servlet Container, which can be configured for either HTTP or HTTPS access.

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