Manage Policy-Backed Services

The Manage Policy-Backed Services task creates or removes configurable policy-backed services. These are annotated Java interfaces that can be used whenever t he gateway, an assertion, or a policy needs access to a service. Example services include: a password authenticator or a data store (such as a distributed key-value store, counter, or lock).
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The
Manage Policy-Backed Services
task creates or removes configurable policy-backed services. These are annotated Java interfaces that can be used whenever t he
CA API Gateway
, an assertion, or a policy needs access to a service. Example services include: a password authenticator or a data store (such as a distributed key-value store, counter, or lock).
Access this task using: Tasks > Extensions and Add-Ons > Manage Policy-Backed Services
Policy-backed services are currently used by CA Technologies only. Do not make modifications using this task, unless directed by CA personnel. The information in this topic is provided for reference only.
Contents:
Prerequisite
At least one included policy fragment must exist with the following properties:
  • Policy Type:
    Policy-Backed Service Operation Policy Fragment
  • Policy Tag:
    Choose an appropriate tag for the policy type. Currently one tag is available.
This policy fragment provides the functionality for the policy-backed service.
Properties
Setting
What you should know...
Name
This is the name of the policy-backed service.
Type
The policy-backed service type. Currently one type is available (matches the "Policy Tag" shown above).
Operations
A backing policy that provides the implementation for each operation listed.
Note:
Only policy fragments that meet the 'Prerequisites' listed above can be chosen.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question
Answer
I created a policy fragment. Why can't I select it?
The policy must be of type "Policy-Backed Service Operation Policy Fragment".
Note that fragments created by right-clicking the policy window and selecting "Create Included Fragment" will not work for policy-backed services.
How can I add different operations?
The list of operations is predefined by the policy-backed service type.
Why does nothing happen when I click the "Assign" button?
You must select a row first.