Webpa is a translation service that provides a RESTful interface for the TR-181 (TR-104, etc) and similar data models present on some devices.
Originally, Webpa was a combination of the core routing of XMiDT and the RESTful translation of TR-181. This was done to reduce the amount of project risk. Shortly after the first large scale deployment the team determined we should split the translation layer off as a separate micro service.
The core routing portions of the project reside under the XMiDT project and the translation portion (as well as a few other compatibility features) became Webpa.
The first and most valuable benefit for the teams developing XMiDT is that they also have a real customer of that API. This is valuable because often issues are not perceived the same way on two sides of an API and being active consumers enables us to solve the problems that XMiDT customers may encounter.
This diagram illustrates the architecture of the Webpa cloud and it's internals:
If you are interested in accessing TR-181 objects (or similar TR-xxx spec), this is the right service for you.
If you want to do something that isn't TR-181 related (like talk to Aker for instance) this is not the right service for you.
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