Centralized Agent Configuration and Eurovision
By docteger on Apr 24, 2008
Policy agents function based on a set of configuration properties. Previously, these properties were stored in the
AMAgent.propertiesfile that resides on the same machine as the agent. With centralized agent configuration, OpenSSO moves most of the agent configuration properties to the configuration data store. Agent profiles can be configured to store properties locally (on the machine to which the agent was deployed) or centrally (in the configuration data store), making this new function compatible with both older 2.x agents and newer 3.0 agents. Agent configuration data is now relegated to the following:
FAMAgentBootstrap.properties\* contains bootstrap data and is stored on the agent machine. This file indicates the location from where the configuration properties need to be retrieved. It is used by agents profiles configured locally or centrally.
FAMAgentConfiguration.properties\* contains local configuration data and is stored on the agent machine. It is only used by agent profiles configured locally.
- The configuration data store holds the remainder of the agent configuration data.