Context Service Modes

Document created by Cisco Documentation Team on Sep 8, 2016Last modified by Cisco Documentation Team on Oct 19, 2016
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You can set the mode when you create the Context Service client connection or register with Context Service. The two modes are:

  • Lab: You can use this mode to test, develop, and debug Context Service. Lab mode contains non-production data and allows you to delete objects and flush all data. You can continue to test and develop in the Lab mode after you deploy a version to Production Mode.


    When using Lab mode, you may not have access to encrypted and sensitive data.

  • Production: Context Service deployment in your application. You are not allowed to delete objects in this mode. Make sure you test Context Service using the Lab mode before you deploy the service in your application.


Context Service creates strict security boundaries between data created in production and lab modes by using separate accounts per workgroup per machine. This model enables you to isolate data between the two modes. When you register your application, both modes are enabled on the registered machine within same connection data.