Front End, serviceURI - AFS

AFS Integration Guide

Product
AFS
AFS_Version
7.7
Category
Reference Guide

A search service is queried through its REST web service interface. Each query is submitted to AFS thanks to a URI pointing to a web server, for example:

http://doc.afs-antidot.net/search?afs:service=1&afs:query=front+end+service+uri

In order to provide answers to these queries, a web server — called a front end —, is required. Several front ends (i.e. several physical hosts) can be used simultaneously for the same search service in order to provide scalability and load balancing.

A search query is built by choosing a resource and selecting associated query parameters. The combination of the front end domain name (also called service domain) and the resource name create a fixed base URI, the serviceURI (http://afs7.afs-antidot.net/search in the previous example).

For more information, see Web Services.

The Parameters sections in the chapters search, acp, and click explain how to choose which parameters to add to the base URI to meet specific needs for AFS v7 resources (search, acp and click respectively).