This document will briefly describe the I-Card Manager Enterprise Application architecture. The I-Card Manager containing a combination of Web and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) components that are packaged as EAR file. The conventions for J2EE applications are discussed more in Strategy for J2EE Applications.
The i-card manager enterprise provides users with a web-based management interface to the user's I-Cards and underlying context data (if any). This app is accessed by pressing a button (currently a Higgins mouse icon/button) that is added to the browser's toolbar. From a browser, users select from these i-cards to manage it.
In essence, the i-card manager enterprise consists of a front-end user Web site, which provides a face to its users, and a back-end i-card processor, which handles the i-card processing.
- I-Card Manager Web site application - This application provides the Web pages that let users select, create or update i-cards. The Web site application interacts with the i-card processing module (EJB) to manage i-cards.
- I-Card Manager processing module (EJB) - The processing module is responsible for coordinating all activities necessary to manage user's i-cards. It interacts with all the other applications through Web services. For example it acts as a client and accesses the RPPS Web service.