Testing an LDAP server for user registry failover


After configuring a LDAP host for failover you should test the failover server by stopping the main LDAP server.

This task assumes the following setup:

 

  1. Stop the Active Directory Server on the failover server.

  2. Start the dmgr process.

    1. Start the Command Prompt application.

    2. Change directories to $WP_PROFILE\bin.

    3. Enter startManager.

  3. Review SystemOut.log to see if the LDAP failover happened. The sample text is an example of a SystemOut.log file that records a successful failover:

    [7/11/05 15:38:31:324 EDT] 0000000a LdapRegistryI A   SECJ0418I:  Cannot connect to the LDAP server ldap:
    //xxxx.xxxxx.xxxx.com:NNN. {primary LDAP server}
    [7/11/05 15:38:32:486 EDT] 0000000a UserRegistryI A   SECJ0136I:  Custom Registry:com.ibm.ws.security.registry.ldap.LdapRegistryImpl has been initialized
    [7/11/05 15:38:53:787 EDT] 0000000a LdapRegistryI A   SECJ0419I:  The user registry is currently connected to the LDAP server ldap:
    //xxxx.xxxxx.xxxx.com:NNN. {failover LDAP server}
    …
    [7/11/05 15:39:35:667 EDT] 0000000a WsServerImpl  A   WSVR0001I: Server dmgr open for e-business
    
    

  4. Log into the console to see working and non-working cases.

    1. Start a browser.

    2. Browse to http://localhost:9060/admin.

    3. Type in the user ID and password and click OK.

    4. Log out of the Administrative Console.

    5. Type in DummyAdmin as the user ID and dummy1admin as your password and click OK. This should fail proving WAS is connected to the other LDAP server. Please make sure that on a production system the user registries are identical so this problem does not happen when switching between LDAP servers.

  5. Stop the dmgr.

    1. Start the Command Prompt application.

    2. Change directories to $WP_PROFILE\bin.

    3. To stop the dmgr...

      stopManager –user username –password password
      

 

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Set multiple LDAP servers for user registry failover
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