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1 User Data Convergence CT4 specifications Jean-Jacques Trottin
October 2009

2 User Data Convergence (UDC) Scope
From 3GPP Requirements : "The User Data Convergence concept supports a layered architecture, separating the user data storage from the application logic in the 3GPP system, so that user data is stored in a logically unique repository (UDR) allowing access from core and service layer entities, named application front-ends. Network elements and functionalities should be designed to access profile data remotely and without storing them permanently locally, i.e. the front-ends (FEs) shall work in a subscriber dataless configuration." UDC can apply to HLR/HSS Application servers ANDSF …..

3 TS 23.335 Stage 2 UDC architecture
e.g. HLR/HSS FE e.g. 3td party application FE e.g. provisioning application FE UDC Functional entities UDR : User Data repository Front end (FE): executing the application logic One reference point : Ud between UDR and Front ends

4 TS 23.335 Stage 2 User Data Repository main characteristics
UDR is a single logical repository from FE perspective a FE has only access to data relevant for it (application data view) UDR may interact with several Application front ends handling the same application logic or different application logics Internal structure of UDR out of standardization scope may be distributed over different locations or centralized, may support geographical redundancy, replication mechanisms and back up functions to secure the storage of data FE (and Ud interface) not aware of this internal structure UDR supports transactions (Database meaning) ACID (atomicity, consistency, isolation, durability) features

5 TS 23.335 Stage 2 Application front-end (FE) main characteristics
An Application FE executes an application logic dealing with user data that are stored in the UDR E.g. HLR/ HSS application logic, AS application logic An application front-end interacts with other functional entities of the 3GPP system through existing 3GPP reference points Those existing reference points (C, Cx, Sh, S6a…) shall not be modified by the introduction of the UDC concept An application front-end may belong to a third party: Application FEs which are equivalent may be grouped into a FE Cluster Allowing distribution of requests

6 TS 23.335 Stage 2 UDC information flows
Generic information flow: Data access + notification

7 TS 23.335 Stage 2 UDC information flows
4. Query data answer 1. Query data request UDR FE 2. Perform access control 3. Fetch data value and format it according to the requesting application data view Ud is a Database access interface Query, Create, Delete, Update procedures Plus Subscription to notifications, notifications Ud Query Procedure Parameters FE Identifier user identity (e.g. IMSI, MSISDN, IMPU, IMPI identification of the data (request) data value (answer) (according to application data view)

8 TS 23.335 Stage 2 Access Control
Access Control by UDR: it is based on FE identity FE Application type: FE can only access to data associated to a given application (application data view) Type of procedure (Query, Update….) authorized Authentication and Security aspects to be handled with SA3 To be addressed

9 Working assumption CT4 agreed (at previous CT4)
TS UDC Stage 3 Working assumption CT4 agreed (at previous CT4) To use LDAP for Ud Query, Create, Delete, Update procedures Ud Query -> LDAP Search Ud Create -> LDAP Add Ud Delete -> LDAP Delete Ud Update -> LDAP Modify Still a debate about Subscription/Notifications between LDAP : that has limitations, so requiring extensions Another protocol: SOAP / XML To be decided in next CT4 (November) Application data view -> LDAP Schema (SA5) LDAP is Directory oriented data architecture Tree /Subtrees Naming aspects

10 ANDSF (Access Network Discovery and Selection Function)
ANDSF case ANDSF (Access Network Discovery and Selection Function) Simple example of an application that needs to read some HSS data Eg list of access networks or their types a user can access Methodology aspect : who is doing what? Definition of the relevant data : SA2, CT1, CT4 Modelling (application data view ) : SA5 Pending points Are these data and associated application data view to be standardised? In rel9, rel10? LS from CT4 to CT1

11 Time Schedule CT4 meetings : Nov 9th – 13th Feb 22nd – 27th
Exception procedures for Rel9 up to March 2010 Mainly on stage 3 Authentication security aspects

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