The OGSA-DAI server has an OGSA-DAI context. This is a single object which contains important objects for the management and running of the server e.g. the resource manager which maintains the active resources and the activity manager which maintains information on the available activities. In theory, all components have access to the OGSA-DAI context.
The OGSA-DAI context is initially configured via a Spring configuration file which basically associates keys or names with classes. When an OGSA-DAI server is started instances of the classes are created and are registered with the given name in the OGSA-DAI context.
The OGSA-DAI context is configured using Spring 3.0.1. For full details on Spring configuration formats see Spring 3.0.1 user doc.
This uses an XML file that declares zero or more configuration values for entries to be added to the OGSA-DAI context.