Unified Architecture

Part 12: Discovery and Global Services Title: Part 12: Discovery and Global Services Description:

This specification describes how UA products can be discovered and managed on a computer, network infrastructure, or enterprise-wide. Topics include:


  • The discovery process
  • Local Discovery Server (LDS) concepts
  • Global Discovery Server (GDS) concepts
  • Certificate Management for Push and Pull methods
  • Deployment and Configuration
  • KeyCredential Management
  • Authorization Services


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VersionStatusDescriptionDate Posted
1.04ReleaseOPC 10000-12 - Part 12: Discovery and Global Services (PDF/ZIP)2018-02-07 Icon
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1.03ReleaseZIP/PDF2015-07-20 Icon