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Overview | Interface | Component

Registry Component

The Registry is a central component to the Asset Administration Shell (AAS) infrastructure for looking up available AAS and their contained submodels. Hence, it is realized as a separate component that can also be containerized. Currently, there exists a single Registry component that can be configured to utilize different types of backends.


The registry image is made available via Docker Hub and can be pulled by:

docker pull eclipsebasyx/aas-registry:1.0.1

Alternatively, the command described in Startup section will download the image.


To easily start the registry component, you can use the following command:

docker run --name=registry -p 8082:4000 eclipsebasyx/aas-registry:1.0.1

Now the endpoint for registering and looking up AAS will be:


And the container can be stopped, started and removed using its name (see --name):

docker stop registry
docker start registry
docker rm registry

Backend Configuration

By default, the registry uses the non-persistent InMemory-"backend". This can be changed by providing a registry configuration file when starting the container. The configuration file contains a single property and looks like this:


Eventing via MQTT can be enabled in the property file as well. This will publish events for every action to a separately specified server:

Together with SQL, the values InMemory and MongoDB are also allowed. By default, this configuration file is assumed to be located at "/usr/share/config/" within the container. Thus, another configuration file can be set by mounting a local configuration file into the container during startup. As an example, a local folder containing the configuration files can be mounted using:

docker run --name=registry -p 8082:4000 -v C:/tmp:/usr/share/config eclipsebasyx/aas-registry:1.0.1

In this example, the file is located in C:/tmp/.

SQL Backend

Uses an SQL backend, e.g. postgres to persist registry entries. The connector to the SQL database can be configured with its own configuration file.

MongoDB Backend

Uses a MongoDB backend. Both, the SQL and the MongoDB variants can be configured using the .properties files in src/main/resources of the components. Similar to the SQL backend, for the MongoDB backend, another configuration file can be specified.


Stores the Registry entries in RAM. !!Please be aware that this is not persistent and therefore only for testing! After component restart, all entries are lost. Use this only for testing!!

Eventing with MQTT

Additionally, to the file, you need to edit the file in order to connect to the right MQTT broker. The MQTT configuration file can be found in the same folder as the backend configuration. It allows you to add credentials and a Quality of Service level (default: 1) besides the mandatory server address.

Information about what events will be published can be found in the eventing extension.

Java Implementation

Within the project, the component can be found in the Java repository at Java. In this project, the executable can take the parameter BASYX_REGISTRY to configure the path of the registry configuration file. For example, you can specify the path of the registry configuration file via

java -jar -DBASYX_REGISTRY="C:/tmp/" registry.jar

Context Configuration

As with the other components, the registry's context can be customized using the context configuration.

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