This document specifies the Search Service Administration Web Service Protocol. This protocol enables the protocol client to configure and control the indexing functions of the search system. It allows the protocol client to define the scope of indexing by configuring starting points and restriction rules, credentials used during indexing by the protocol server, and control when the indexing process takes place.
Sections 1.8, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in RFC 2119. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but cannot contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.