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Name

Agent pattern or Agent architecture.

Problem

We want access to functionality or data offered by and application or database, but the application/database does not offer the endpoints we want and we do not want to modify the existing application/database.
Incoming traffic is not possible or unwanted due to firewalls and routing policies.

Context
Forces

Solution

Implement a standalone application with integrates with the application or database you want to extend with new endpoints. The application will act as a communication proxt

Resulting Context
Examples
Rationale

Related Patterns

Proxy pattern

Known Uses

http://www.opengroup.org/public/arch/p4/patterns/patterns.htm

This pattern was (to my knowledge) first described by Thor Henning Hetland June 2015.

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