An eight day marathon Micro Focus Partner Enablement session on NetIQ Identity Manager concluded this evening at Bangalore. As much as it was an engaging experience to have gotten a chance to discuss contents of the following three Micro Focus courses on NetIQ IDM, with an enthusiastic bunch of folks around there wasn’t any shortage of fun either. Grateful to each of ’em who attended this program for their active participation and co-operation.
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We have already discussed on this space the installation of ForgeRock Identity Management Solution and further configuring a Database as its repository. But in those discussions, all the critical components of the Solution namely the ForgeRock OpenIDM 4, MySQL Database were a Single Point of Failure. In an environment where business continuity is critical, we ought to build a solution that has no SPOF in the architecture. So I’m going to take you through that route today. Of course, this is a hint and just a way to understand the different options that you might consider in Configuring ForgeRock OpenIDM 4 for High Availability.
I’ve a rather simple example of HA configuration, mainly meant for understanding and learning it. In a sensitive infrastructure, a great deal of planning goes into building a Highly Available Environment. So what’s the small little setup we’ve here for learning:
Two instances of ForgeRock OpenIDM 4 connects to a MySQL Proxy, which in turn talks to a MySQL Replication site. Of course, in this setup, MySQL Proxy is a SPOF, so you should have at least two of it in front of the MySQL Replication site. But if I had attempted to it, the whole thing would have looked a lot more complicated and would have failed the objective of being a learning tool. So if you’ve just under a half an hour to spare, you will know:
– How to use MySQL Proxy
– How to setup MySQL Replication (Master/Slave)
– How to install OpenIDM 4
– How to configure OpenIDM 4 to use a MySQL Database as its Repository
– How to bring up an OpenIDM Cluster environment
Well, the final state is what you get to see in the illustrations above.
Now on to the video. Enjoy!
I’ve already posted some entries around the ForgeRock OpenIDM, direct links to which are appended below in case you are interested:
The following video log is a very light one, partly because I haven’t done a video on REST interface around OpenIDM, but have done similiar ones for both OpenDJ and OpenAM, and partly because I’m feeling too sleepy to do a screen-cast on tougher topics. Talking of REST, in case if you haven’t seen my earlier reference to a neat and curt introduction to ForgeRock Common REST API, read it here.
Again, for those who are not familiar with REST calls to OpenIDM, the embedded video below might just give an idea of how to create a user and fetch a user profile in OpenIDM using REST.
No excuses for not doing this systematically, and I’m trying my best to break this bad habit of bulk uploads of class photographs and do it regularly instead. But for the time being, please forgive my laziness and live by my mass introduction of all fun loving, yet talented folks whom I met in the OU classrooms during the last three months or so through these picture essay that follow. It’s unfortunate, I don’t get to do this for my Live Virtual Classes for obvious reason,but let me take a moment to thank them all as well for choosing OU programs on various products. Thanks again to each one for memorable moments in the OU classrooms:
Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration & Oracle Solaris Containers session at Hyderabad. Read more about ZFS here. Gain information on Solaris Containers by going here. Oracle University courses on Solaris 10 and its features can be viewed at this page.
It is commendable that even after an energy sapping five day program from OU, folks still didn’t turn down my request to perform teach back on the concluding day of the program. Thanks and good work.
I happened to stumble on this You Tube video on Installing Identity Manager 8.1, which I think is quite a useful one. Complete documentation on Sun Identity Manager 8.1 (n.k.a Oracle Waveset IDM) is available here.
Thanks also to all my good old friends who managed to find some time to catch up with my at Pune.