DOF Technology uses Synchronous and Asynchronous Operations, but we’ve found there’s a bit of confusion about what the differences are between these two types of operations and their sequences. On this page we’ll describe a Synchronous Operation.
The C Data Transfer Source Library provides an API to send data using the OpenDOF protocols to a Data Transfer Sink. This component provides the C libraries for developing applications for transferring arbitrary device/object data.
We have installed a new download manager that should make things much easier. As we prepare more releases, more training and more documentation (of all types), we wanted to put a system in place that would allow users to find the material they wanted, in one place.
The Java Object Access Library (OAL) provides a general API developers can use to write software that implements OpenDOF protocols.
To use CMake to build the project, create a directory where the component will be built, and from that directory run the following commands. (Each component will need a different directory.)
DOF Security and the Authentication Server (AS)
As part of DOF security, an Authentication Server (AS) is used to authenticate the credentials of each component on a network. The AS centralizes security information, creating a shared trust environment—without exposing credentials—while allowing full access control. This means you have control over who (or which resources) has access and what levels of access they have. A single AS can also provide multiple security domains.