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Three Types of Application Definitions

An Application Definition specifies the security properties of an application. For example, it defines the application's role escalation features. InterSystems IRIS supports three different types of application definitions:

  • Web Application Definitions: Used for applications with web-based access to InterSystems IRIS.

  • Privileged Routine Application Definitions: Used for code written in ObjectScript.

  • DocDB Applications: Used for applications using InterSystems IRIS DocDB for storing data. See Introducing IRIS Document Database (DocDB) for more information.

In this section of the tutorial, we will see examples of both Web Application and Privileged Routined Application definitions. For more detailed information about all types of applications, see Application Typess.

Application definitions can be created and edited using the Applications page (click [Home] > [System Administration] > [Security] > [Applications]) of the Management Portal:

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