Tuesday, February 26, 2013

OpenAM 10.1 Session Failover Mechanism

In my previous blog, I mentioned that there is a new implementation of the Session Failover in OpenAM 10.1.

This new implementation is important to me as all my customers are using Session Failover in their production environment. So I need to evaluate it in order to advise them.

Well, if one install OpenAM 10.1 via the GUI (i seldom use GUI though), this is how easy one can turn on Session Failover. You just need to check on "Enable Session HA Persistence and Failover". Yes, that's it!

Now, let's assume session failover is not enabled during installation and configuration, it is equally easy to turn on Session Failover post-configuration.

Navigate to Configuration > Global > Session. Click on New.

Do nothing. Click on Add.

That's it? Yes, that's it!

Gone are the days when one has to install AMSFO utilities which include the Open Message Queue and Berkeley DB Java Edition. And then to instruct OpenAM to store user sessions into the appropriate message queue via the Database Url. 

The bad news for Systems Integrator is that we have lesser man-days to quote for professional services. *sigh* Thanks to OpenAM 10.1!


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