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Configuring a UDDI Registry for SAP Web Services

Jeff Woehlner writes: When designing your internal UDDI registry, planning is key. There are a lot of posts about using UDDI but most all of them show end results too generic for immediate use.  Because it was so difficult to find a good template design from which to start, I'm writing this.

The UDDI specification is quite generic.  The businessEntity element (MS UDDI "Provider") can be configured to represent a user, a development team, a machine name, or something else entirely.  To quote the Microsoft UDDI Guide: "The most important aspect of choosing a provider construct is consistency."

After much contemplation and testing, I found that the most logical and useful Provider would be the root domain name of the host test server.  (Example: Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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