The UADP message mapping uses optimized UA Binary encoding and provides message security for OPC UA PubSub. The available protocol mappings are defined in 7.3.

The UADP message mapping defines different optional header fields, variations of field settings and different message types and data encodings.

A Publisher shall support all variations it allows through configuration. The required set of features is defined through profiles in OPC 10000-7.

A Subscriber shall be able to process all possible NetworkMessages and shall be able to skip information the Subscriber is not interested in. The Subscriber may not support all security policies. The capabilities related to processing different DataSet encodings is defined in OPC 10000-7.