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API Authentication
The processes of certifying the identity of users trying to access resources on the server. Logging into a service, via OAuth, to provide access to data to a service.
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Build Manager
The tool used to manage the build process associated with your GLU configuration. The Build Manager produces the GLU.Engine.
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Connector
Any interface (inbound or outbound) attached to a GLU.Engine. Inbound Connectors are APIs.
Citizen Integrators
A domain specialist without a programming background, who can use tools (and not code) to integrate and extend business software applications. The complexity of such integrations is typically limited. With GLU.Ware the Enterprise Innovator is empowered to handle the more complex integration scenarios.
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DevOps
The combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools increases an organisation’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organisations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes.
Data Silo 
A data silo is a situation wherein only one group in an organisation can access a set or source of data. An in-person example would be when several departments or groups within that organisation do not want to share information or knowledge with other individuals they work with.
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End Point
Any system that talks to the GLU.Engine be it a Source system or a Target system or where the GLU.Engines handle the exchange of messages between these systems. End Points interface with GLU.Engines via an Inbound Connector exposed on a GLU.Engine and any downstream system that is uniquely identified by it’s host details (unique IP Address and Port combination or URL) to which a GLU.Engine connects
Enterprise System / Software
A software solution that provides business logic and tools to model entire business processes for organisations to improve productivity and efficiency. Examples include billing systems, customer relationship management systems and supplier relationship management systems.
ERP System
Enterprise resource planning systems refer to a type of software that organisations use to manage day-to-day business activities such as accounting, procurement, project management, risk management and compliance, and supply chain operations. Examples being Microsoft Dynamics, SAGE, Oracle e-Business Suite
ETL Transformation
Extract, transform, load type of data integration that refers to the three steps (extract, transform, load) used to blend data from multiple sources.
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GLU.Console
The Configuration User Interface used to configure GLU.Engines – their Connectors, Orchestrations, and to manage the SDLC and Build Process. It is also used to access the Configuration UI for GLU Value Added Services such as GLU.USSD
GLU.Engine
Configured in the GLU.Console, then downloaded and used by the Customer for the provision of the required Integration or associated VAS services.
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Handler
Used to define routing rules within the flow of each transaction. Handlers can be attached to any received API Request or received Response from an outbound connector. There is no limit to the number of Handlers one can attached to any such received payload. Handler logic runs sequentially i.e. in the order that the Handlers are configured unless a Handler rule is processed to change the route.
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IaaS
Infrastructure as a service is a cloud-based service, pay-as-you-go for services such as storage, networking and virtualisation. Examples being – DigitalOcean, Linode, Rackspace, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cisco Metapod, Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine (GCE).
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Microservice End Point
Means an internal End Point / host, within the Client’s security domain (so no SSL or other security related handling required) that only serves one function or service and that is singular of purpose or ‘micro-service’ like, i.e. a single Request / Response message pair is involved and it uses JSON payloads only. For example a micro-service accessed via a JSON/REST API to verify the registration status of a MSISDN.
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