This specification assumes that the vision system receives recipes from the environment identified by an ExternalId. Neither the vision system nor the server alter the ExternalId.

The environment uses only the ExternalId for managing recipes, and only the ExternalId or the ProductId for managing the operation of the vision system.

From the point of view of the vision system, the ExternalId identifies a recipe pushed to the system unambiguously. The vision system does not concern itself with a failure of the environment to keep the ExternalId unambiguous.

The ExternalId can achieve identifying a recipe unambiguously by using a recipe name, optionally in combination with a version number and/or a hash.