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  • Building on established Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) and open standards avoids vendor lock-in.


  • Capabilities can be extended by developing and sharing new features.
  • Built on top of Apache Karaf for OSGi support.
  • Apache Camel and Apache CXF integration.

Simplicity of Development

  • Build simple Java objects and wire them in via a choice of dependency injection frameworks.
  • Make use of widely-available documentation and components for DDF's underlying technologies.
  • Modular development supports multi-organizational and multi-regional teams.


  • Only the features required have to be deployed.

Simplicity of Installation and Operation

  • Unzip and run.
  • Configuration and Installation via a modern Admin Web console.

Federated Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Filter-powered Metadata Catalog

  • Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) performs transformation between query standards.
  • Apache Solr integration.
    • Well Known Text (WKT) indexing and search for spatial awareness
    • Full text search
    • XPath searches
    • XML indexing
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) KML, CSW, and WFS federated services.
  • OpenSearch federated services.
  • REST API for catalog operations.
  • Integrated content framework to store actual products associated with the indexed metadata.
  • Tika parser for extracting metadata from products.
  • Plugin support for pre and post processing on all operations.
  • Eventing for notifications
  • Metrics


  • Web Security Service (WSS) functionality that comes with DDF is integrated throughout the system.
    • SAML 2.0 Web Browser SSO Profile with included IdP server and client.
    • SAML Security Token Service (STS) based on WS-Trust.
    • Automatic protection and Single Sign On (SSO) for web applications without modifying the application itself.
    • Extensible Java PDP and XACML PDP for authorization decisions.
    • LDAP integration.
      • Included OSGi enabled OpenDJ LDAP server.
    • CAS integration
    • X.509 authentication
    • Basic authentication
    • SAML authentication
    • Guest login support
    • Multiple realm login support to mix and match different authentication types and services between endpoints.
    • WS-Security, WS-SecurityPolicy, WS-Policy, WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation, WS-Addressing
  • Provides a Security Framework (a set of APIs that define the integration with the DDF framework).
  • Provides Security Service reference implementations for a realistic end-to-end use case.
  • Role and Attribute based access control.
  • Attribute based filtering for searches performed throughout the system.
  • Federated identity through metadata catalog.

Search User Interface

  • 3D WebGL map built off of Cesium.
  • 2D map built off of OpenLayers 3.
  • USNG/MGRS grid support.
  • GeoNames geocoder integrated into both maps.
  • CometD integration for push notifications.
  • Upload and edit capability.
  • Saved workspaces (searches and metadata artifacts).

Admin Web User Interface

  • Web based install wizard.
  • Application grid to organize configurations.
  • Pluggable configuration pages for applications to simplify configurations for complex scenarios.
  • Metrics web application to view up to date system metrics.