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Subscribers Overview

 

A subscriber is an object in the directory for which you can configure subscriptions to services. The SRC software distinguishes between types of subscribers, as described in Table 1.

Table 1: Types of Subscribers

Subscriber

Description

Retailers

Internet service providers who either manage their own subscribers or outsource the management of subscribers to a service provider who deploys the SRC software. The SRC software uses retailer objects to group subscribers who belong to an administrative domain.

Residential

Individual subscribers or households—multiple subscribers who use one or more computers and share the same connection.

In a household, subscribers can share the same service subscription or can have their own individualized service profiles.

Enterprise

An organization, such as a corporation. An enterprise subscriber can contain site subscribers that represent physical locations or groups within the organization. Enterprises and sites contain access subscribers; an access represents a layer 2 connection between a device at a customer’s physical location and a router that gives the enterprise subscribers access to the Internet and, in some cases, a virtual private network (VPN).

Sites

One or more locations—physical or virtual—within an enterprise that share service subscriptions and physical access to services and that are each managed as a unique entity. For example, the XYM Corporation might have a site in Boston and a site in Toronto. Each of these sites can have its own set of subscribed services.

Device

An SRC-managed device that is used to activate services on nonsubscriber interfaces. It is used primarily to provide integration with applications that use traffic mirroring on devices running Junos OS.

Subscriber folders

Objects that group subscribers.