The final step towards making your application available to Acoustic Exchange users for registration as a Acoustic Exchange endpoint involves moving your application from the Pilot environment to Acoustic Exchange Production.
Until you promote your application, only you can register endpoints that are based on the application in the Acoustic Exchange production environment. Your application is not visible to other users in Acoustic Exchange Production. In Integration Manager, the visibility of your application is marked PRIVATE and the application approval status is marked PENDING. The link to make the application public is disabled and remains so until Acoustic explicitly approves your application for promotion.
You decide exactly when to promote your application and make it public. At a time of your choosing, go to the Promote section in Integration Manager to submit the authentication key. When you submit the authentication key, your application becomes visible to Acoustic Exchange users, who can begin registering your product or solution as endpoints that are based on the public application.
Changes to your application in Acoustic Exchange Production
You cannot modify your Acoustic Exchange application in the Acoustic Exchange Production environment.
If you must make changes to your application after you promote it to Acoustic Exchange Production, you must make the changes in your Pilot account and then promote the application again to Production.
You do not need to complete the validation process again to promote your application after the initial approval by Acoustic. The Promote link remains active in Integration Manager after Acoustic approves your application.
Selectively promote applications
You can create multiple Acoustic Exchange applications in the Acoustic Exchange Pilot environment. When you promote to Acoustic Exchange Production, you can specify which of the applications are promoted to Production.
By default, every application that you create in Integration Manager deploys to Acoustic Exchange Production when you promote to Production. However, you can specify individual deployments that do not deploy to Acoustic Exchange Production when you promote to Production.
You control the production deployment of your Acoustic Exchange applications in the Specify deployments section of the Edit application phase in Integration Manager. The Specify deployments section provides the following options:
- Will deploy to Production The deployment is promoted to Production when you promote.
- Will not deploy to Production The deployment is not promoted to Production if you promote.
If you select Will deploy to Production, you cannot modify the application in Acoustic Exchange Production after you promote. If you select Will not deploy to Production, you can continue to make changes to the application.