CDR: Manage Component

CDR: Manage Component

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IC Technical Specifications

CDR: Manage Component (Manage Service)


This IC enterprise service encoding specification defines requirements and provides guidance for the realization of the Content Discovery and Retrieval (CDR) Manage Component (Manage Service) as a RESTful web service and as a web service using the SOAP style binding.  The Manage Component, as defined by the IC DoD CDR Specification Framework (CDR-SF), serves as the primary mechanism to manage CDR resources, where a CDR resource is defined as one explicitly created and used to support CDR functions.


The content of this specification describes the Manage Service's behavior, interface and other aspects in detail, providing enough information for Manage Service providers and consumers to create and use CDR-conformant Manage Services. Specific uses of the Manage Service, such as to create, read, update, delete, and search for Saved Searches, will be elaborated as profiles in the corresponding documents for those uses.


This standard supports Executive Order (EO) 13526, Classified National Security Information which "prescribes a uniform system for classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying national security information," across national security disciplines, networks, services, and data.


Compliance with this specification is measured against all aspects of the technical and documentary artifacts contained within the specification release package.


The IC Chief Information Officer maintains this specification via the Data Coordination Activity (DCA) and Common Metadata Standards Tiger Team (CMSTT).


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Mission Requirements


The Manage Service provides a coordinated set of functions that enables service consumers to create, read, update, delete, and search for instances of any defined type of CDR resources. The CDR resource type corresponding to specific uses of Manage is associated with a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), where the Web-accessible resource accessed through that URI will identify the structure and semantics of the CDR resource type designed for that use (i.e., Query Management (QM) defines the Saved Search type as the CDR resource relevant to that use).


For all uses, The CDR resource description comprises the characteristic description metadata that aids in the discovery of CDR resource instances. Some of this description will be generated as part of the resource creation or update, while other description data will be supplied by someone with responsibility for the resource. It is anticipated that a basic description vocabulary appropriate for any CDR resource will contain a general set of properties while the description vocabulary associated with a particular resource type will add additional properties. The ability to save and retrieve resource instances over time will require implementers to adopt a persistence mechanism, which this document refers to as a CDR Resource Collection.