0205 Connection Linkage¶
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.