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This component is complete and can be used. The interfaces will be supported until the function is removed from the project via the deprecation process. There will be ongoing extensions to this function, but it will be done to ensure backward compatibility as far as possible. If there is a need to break backward compatibility, this will be discussed and reviewed in the community, with a documented timeline.

OCF Metadata Management

OCF metadata management implements the Connected Asset Services from the Open Connector Framework (OCF). These services are available through all Open Metadata Access Services (OMASs).

Connected Asset Services

An OCF connector supports a method called getConnectedAssetProperties. It is intended to return metadata about its resource. By default this method returns null because it needs to be configured with the location of the metadata repositor(y/ies) it is to call. If the connector is created by one of the OMAS clients listed above, this method is configured to retrieve metadata from the same open metadata repository as the OMAS. This metadata includes details of the structure, origin, meaning and governance requirements associated with the resource.