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Status Delivered
Categories Usability
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 17, 2018

Sterling External Authentication Server High Availability Scenario Failover Mechanism Needs

Hi,

 

We would like to extend the options of failover scenarios in SSP-SEAS integration. In high available configuration, where there are two active SEAS, when one of the servers are down, the other takes over the others responsibilities. However, when the other external authentication server is up again, the SEAS Plugin in SI automatically detects the change and changes back to the original server, but the one in SSP does not understand it and continues to function through the failover SEAS(especially when there is a perimeter server). Since there is no token exchange between external authentication servers, one server switches back, and the other one doesn't, causes a partial service loss in the system. 

 

As a best solution, we would like the SEAS to be able exchange token with other external authentication servers. As a secondary solution, we would like the option to select the autoswitchback mechanism in SSP and SEAS Plugin in SI.

 

Thanks and kind regards,

Tughan.

What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

Hi,

 

We would like to extend the options of failover scenarios in SSP-SEAS integration. In high available configuration, where there are two active SEAS, when one of the servers are down, the other takes over the others responsibilities. However, when the other external authentication server is up again, the SEAS Plugin in SI automatically detects the change and changes back to the original server, but the one in SSP does not understand it and continues to function through the failover SEAS(especially when there is a perimeter server manages the connection). Since there is no token exchange between external authentication servers, one server switches back, and the other one doesn't, causes a partial service loss in the system. 

 

As a best solution, we would like the SEAS to be able exchange token with other external authentication servers. As a secondary solution, we would like the option to select the autoswitchback mechanism in SSP and SEAS Plugin in SI.

 

Thanks and kind regards,

Tughan.

  • Admin
    VIJAY CHOUGULE
    Mar 14, 2019

    SSO token synchronization feature has been implemented in IBM Secure Proxy 6.0 release.