Profiles are grouped into categories to help vendors and end users understand the applicability of a Profile. A Profile can be assigned to more than one category.
Table 1 – Profile Categories contains the list of currently defined ProfileCategories.
Table 1 – Profile Categories
|Client||Profiles of this category specify functions of an OPC UA Client.|
|Global Directory Service||Profiles of this category specify functions for global discovery and certificate management.|
|Security||Profiles of this category specify security related functions. Security policies are part of this category. The URI of security policies has to be part of an Endpoint Description returned from the GetEndpoints service. Profiles of this category apply to Clients and Servers.|
|Server||Profiles of this category specify functions of an OPC UA Server. The URI of such Profiles can be exposed in the Server capabilities.|
|Transport||Profiles of this category specify specific protocol mappings. The URI of such Profiles has to be part of an Endpoint Description. These Profiles apply to Clients and Servers.|