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SIF INFRASTRUCTURE IMPLEMENTATION SPECIFICATION

 

The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community defines its global Infrastructure to be simple, secure, scalable, and standard.  What each of these terms means changes with technological progress.  The Community works hard to balance capabilities with effort required by developers, and as of late this has been accomplished through our Open Source frameworks especially for Service Providers, which open up a lot of flexibility and expected functionality for Service Consumers to enjoy.
 
SIF 3 SIF 2
Transport: RESTful Design

Synchronous (Immediate Responses)

Asynchronous (Delayed Responses & Events)

TLS Security

Messages over HTTP Post

Asynchronous Only

SSL/TLS Security

Data: XML fully supported.

Increasing capable JSON support.

Allows movement of any payload.

XML Only

Combined with Infrastructure

Typology: Client/Server

Broker

Master Data Management

Middleware
 
 
 
 
​Specification Name ​Version ​Release Date ​Resources Certification Program
SIF Infrastructure Implementation Specification 3.2 ​3.2 ​June 29, 2016
SIF Infrastructure Implementation Specification 3.1 ​3.1 ​May 1, 2015
SIF Infrastructure Implementation Specification 3.0.1 ​3.0.1 ​February 20, 2014
​​SIF Infrastructure Implementation Specification 2.6 2.6 ​July 23, 2012
​​SIF Infrastructure Implementation Specification 2.5 2.5 ​May 4, 2011