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  1. Preface
  2. Welcome to Informatica Process Developer
  3. Using Guide Developer for the First Time
  4. Getting Started with Informatica Process Developer
  5. About Interfaces Service References and Local WSDL
  6. Planning Your BPEL Process
  7. Participants
  8. Implementing a BPMN Task or Event in BPEL
  9. Implementing a BPMN Gateway or Control Flow
  10. Using Variables
  11. Attachments
  12. Using Links
  13. Data Manipulation
  14. Compensation
  15. Correlation
  16. What is Correlation
  17. What is a Correlation Set
  18. Creating Message Properties and Property Aliases
  19. Adding a Correlation Set
  20. Deleting a Correlation Set
  21. Adding Correlations to an Activity
  22. Rules for Declaring and Using Correlation Sets
  23. Correlation Sets and Engine-Managed Correlation
  24. Event Handling
  25. Fault Handling
  26. Simulating and Debugging
  27. Deploying Your Processes
  28. BPEL Unit Testing
  29. Creating POJO and XQuery Custom Functions
  30. Custom Service Interactions
  31. Process Exception Management
  32. Creating Reports for Process Server and Central
  33. Business Event Processing
  34. Process Central Forms and Configuration
  35. Building a Process with a System Service
  36. Human Tasks
  37. BPEL Faults and Reports

2. Designer

2. Designer

Partner Role Endpoint Types

Partner Role Endpoint Types

A Process Deployment Descriptor (.pdd) file describes the information required for a process to execute in the Process Server environment. When creating the .pdd file, you must select an endpoint type for each partner role defined in a partner link.
During the creation of the Process Deployment Descriptor file, you must select an endpoint type for each partner role defined in a partner link. An
endpoint type
is a binding property that indicates how to communicate with the Web service the process interacts with. The different types give you control over specifying services you work with now and in the future. For example, you can "hard-code" a service binding by making it static, or you can select more versatile options for changing and adding new service partners dynamically without redeploying the process.
The endpoint types are defined in the following table.
Endpoint Type
Description
Dynamic
Indicates that the service location (that is, the endpoint reference) is provided dynamically within the BPEL process. The location must be assigned dynamically within a Copy Operation of an Assign activity.
Principal
This selection is deprecated as of Version 9. The selection remains in place for legacy processes that use a partner definition file.
Indicates the endpoint reference is determined based on the value of the authenticated principal that sends the request to the BPEL process. In this configuration, it is assumed that service endpoints for the BPEL process are secured. When a message arrives on one of these endpoints, the authenticated user's principal (typically their username) is used as a lookup in Process Server. The server determines the proper endpoint to use based on the principal and the partner link type being invoked.
The principal endpoint type provides the security of knowing whom you are dealing with and the flexibility of being able to configure the endpoints independently from the process and its deployment.
The use of principal implies an asynchronous conversation since it is used to populate the partner role used for a callback. The pattern is a Receive-Invoke where the partner link is the same for both activities. The process declares both the myRole and partnerRole attributes for the partner link. The receipt of the data for the Receive activity result in the partner link's partner endpoint reference being initialized with the callback from the partner definition file.
Static
Indicates the endpoint information is defined in the deployment descriptor file and is used for all invocations of the partner link.
Select this option when deploying to Informatica Cloud.
If the partner service requires authenticated access, see Endpoint References Requiring Credentials for Access.


Updated March 30, 2020