Endpoints that send event data to Acoustic Exchange are considered event publishers. The endpoint provider tells Acoustic Exchange the event types that it supports and provides information to describe the event types in the Acoustic Exchange user interface.
When you subscribe to an event, Acoustic Exchange and the event publisher endpoint establish the authentication required to authorize the event publisher to automatically send event notifications to Acoustic Exchange. Once received, Acoustic Exchange can send the event data to one or more event subscribers that you specified when you set up the event subscription. Depending on the event publisher, event notification might occur after a short processing delay.
Acoustic Exchange partners that provide event publishing endpoints must register each type of event with Acoustic Exchange. During event registration, endpoint providers submit information that Acoustic Exchange uses to display details about the event and the event publisher. Go to the Events tab to view details about event publishers that are active in your Acoustic Exchange account and the events that are published.
- The Path view provides a list of current event subscriptions in your Acoustic Exchange account. Each subscription includes a link to details about each event publisher and the events it publishes.
- The Table view tab provides a list of the event types to which you have subscribed, the event publishers included in each subscription, and a link to a description of the subscribed event and event attributes.
Obligations as an event publisher
When you use the endpoint API to register an endpoint with Exchange, you must indicate if the endpoint serves as an event publisher. After you register the endpoint, the Exchange user interface identifies the endpoint as an event publisher so that users can easily identify where to find event providers.
Each event publisher can provide one or more types of events. When you use the v1/eventtype API to register an event, you specify a name and description for the event. The name and description display in the Exchange user interface.
For each event publisher, the user can select one or more types of events.