More OKI interfaces from MIT
Scott Wilson, CETIS staff
April 15, 2002

The Open Knowledge Initiative (OKI) has released more specifications on its website.

The new specifications are Authorization, DBC and LUID:
Authorization is an Application Programming Interface (API) that allows "an application to establish and query Authorizations in the authorizations database.

"An Authorization has three components. The components are: the Person who is authorized, the Function that the Person is authorized to do, and the Qualifier representing the context in which the Person can perform the Function.

DBC provides an API for accessing and updating databases. The API provides an abstraction and extension of the standard Java SQL package

LUID is a service for generating Locally Unique Identifiers.

These new APIs supplement those that the initiative released last month, which we looked at in an earlier article .

The Open Knowledge Initiative is a project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) aiming to produce an open architecture for educational software.

For more information, visit the Specifications section on the OKI website.