User Datagram Protocol (UDP) is an alternate communications protocol to Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and is used primarily for establishing low-latency and loss-tolerating connections between applications on the Internet. UDP is used by apps to deliver a faster stream of information by eliminating error-checking.

A User Defined Type (UDT) is a complex type of Tag in Ignition that can be configured to easily control multiple instances. This type can hold multiple other basic types of tags (int, string, etc) as well as other UDTs. Changes made to the parent UDT will automatically be propagated to all children.

See URL.

A Universal Resource Identifier (URI) is a string of characters that unambiguously identifies a particular resource. This is similar to a URL, but has the ability to hold more complex data than a URL can. The URI generic syntax consists of a hierarchical sequence of five components: URI = scheme:[//authority]path[?query][#fragment] In Ignition, URIs are used by some Identity Providers. URLs are subsets of URIs. See also URL.

See USB.

See Universal Resource Identifier.

Uniform Resource Locator (URL) stands for Uniform Resource Locator. It is used to specify an address on the World Wide Web. URLs have the following format:


URLs most commonly refer to web pages (http), but they are also used for file transfer (ftp), email (mailto), database access, and other applications.

Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a connection standard for many different kinds of devices. USB ports and cables are used to connect hardware such as printers, keyboards, mice, flash drives, and cameras to computers of all kinds. There are several versions of USB: USB-A is the most common and USB-C is the newest standard.

See UDP.

See UDT.

A User Source in Ignition is a group of users with their associated roles. Ignition uses a role-based security system, ie: each user may be assigned to various roles. Security policies are then defined in terms of these roles, rather than defined for specific users. This allows users to be reassigned, removed, and added without affecting the logic of the security policy. An Ignition Gateway may have many different user sources defined, each governing the security of different aspects of the Gateway. For example, logging into the Gateway configuration web interface might be governed by one user source, while the security for a project is governed by another.

See Coordinated Universal Time.