On 14 Feb 2013, at 14:45, Sara Hopkins <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi Matthew,
> On 14/02/2013 14:38, Matthew Slowe wrote:
>> We'd like some way to scale horizontally if we need to when Office365
>> goes live but, actually, thinking about it... I don't think the
>> methods that Office365 uses needs to store any state so this may be a
>> completely moot point anyway.
> Yes, but there would still be other things that do need to share state, eg. authentication with SAML1-based SPs. Can you ensure that the SAML1-based authentications are confined to a single server and don't get farmed out anywhere else?
Yes, I think in this case it should be ok.
I've also since found something interesting looking involving using memcache instead (which we're using for other things already) documented https://wiki.shibboleth.net/confluence/display/SHIB2/Memcached+StorageService but I think that's the topic of another thread :-)
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