The download distribution service offers a facility to check the availability of each distribution artefact right after distributing it, i.e. the file is copied to the distribution volume and then a HTTP request is used to check whether the file can be loaded by using its URL.
Doing this availability check has the following disadvantage:
publish-configure fails in case download HTTP server is not available (although copying files does not involve this server in all setups)
slight performance impact
The goal of this task is to add an configuration key to WOH publish-configure so that the author of the workflow definition can decided whether this availability check shall be performed or not (same as publish-engage does).