Term:Registry

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NIST SP 800-95

Registry - An authoritative, centrally-controlled store of information. Web services use registries to advertise their existence and to describe their interfaces and other attributes. Prospective clients query registries to locate required services and to discover their attributes. (Open Grid Services Architecture Glossary of Terms (25 January 2005), http://www.gridforum.org/documents/GFD.44.pdf)