Configuration and Management component users

The Configuration and Management components have two types of users.

The two types of Configuration and Management component users are:
  • Applications: Programmatic users that need to read the configuration information from the Configuration Repository. Applications only require the presence of the Configuration Repository and the Application Configuration Client. The Management Agent and the Management Console are not directly required for the application to function.
  • Administrators: Human users that need the ability to view and change the configuration of the applications that they manage. Administrators use the Management Console and the Management Agent to access the Configuration Repository. The managed applications are not required to be operational at the time when their configuration is managed. If the applications are operational, the Management Agent informs them about any changes to their configuration so that they can dynamically load the new configuration values.