If you, or anyone else, does want to use Terracotta, just drop me a mail if you want my detailed setup notes and binaries. I've got the Shib IdP 2.3.8 running clustered using Terracotta 3.6.1 on CentOS 6 using tomcat 6.0 from RPM, and since I set up this new cluster (well over a year ago) it's worked flawlessly. I have no issue at all with this setup; it's rock solid.
Dr Rhys Smith
Identity, Access, and Middleware Specialist
Cardiff University & Janet - the UK's research and education network
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On 14 Feb 2013, at 14:51, Matthew Slowe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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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