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This article explains the different configuration items in Nexus PRIME and how they are connected. There are also links to more information. See also Data pools and data sources.

Configuration items in PRIME

Data sources

Data sources provide the connection to the data stored in internal tables in PRIME or any external source, such as LDAP, JDBC, SCIM or CSV files. The data source describes the “physical” representation of the data pool fields.

Data pools

Data pools are abstract representation of data, that comes from a data source. Data pools consist of a list of fields and their data types. The processes in PRIME work on data pool fields. The processes are unaware of where the data is actually stored.

Core templates

Core templates are an interpretation of the data pools. They describe usage and representation of the data from the data pools and one template for each type of data is needed. The core templates defines states, start processes and forms.

Core objectsCore objects in PRIME are, for example, identity, card, and certificate.
State graphs

Every object has a life cycle with states and can change from one state to another. This is defined by processesState graphs define the possible states of a core template.


Processes are used to create objects in an initial state and to change states of objects.

Search configurations

To search for objects, a search configuration is used. Different roles defines what will be shown.


In order for PRIME to show the result from a search, forms are used to define how the data shall be shown.