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0205 Connection Linkage

The purpose of a connector is to access the content and related properties (metadata) about an Asset owned or used by an organization.

In order for the connector to provide details of the know properties of an Asset, the open metadata types support a relationship between a Connection and the Asset.

Notice that the connection can only be associated with one asset, although an Asset may support multiple connections, each providing a different class of service, or security permissions to the consumer.

In addition, some connectors are virtual connectors - by that we mean they implement an abstraction to a business level asset and internally use one of more technical connectors as part of their implementation. The metadata repository can reflect these connection relationships using a VirtualConnection.


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