This document will briefly describe the I-Card Manager Web Application architecture. The I-Card Manager containing Web components that are packaged as WAR file. The conventions for Web applications are discussed more in Strategy for Web Applications.
The i-card manager 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 consists of a front-end user Web site, which provides a face to its users, and a back-end WS client, which accesses the RPPS' Web service.
- 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 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.