Service Configurations in Business Process Models

Services and adapters are software components that do work (adapters are a type of service). Business processes call services and adapters to do this work, but you must configure them for use before you can include them in your business process models.

Services exist on two levels in Sterling B2B Integrator: as service types and service configurations. Service types are the services installed with Sterling B2B Integrator—these are service definitions provided for you to copy and configure according to your needs.

The act of copying and configuring a service type creates a service configuration. You must create service configurations in order to use services with your business processes. A service configuration is a unique definition of a service or adapter type for which you have specified specific parameters. When you create a service configuration, you save it with a unique name.