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CA Directory R12 Sp18 Index/Caching information

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  • 1.  CA Directory R12 Sp18 Index/Caching information

    Posted 07-22-2016 05:05 AM

    Hi Team,



    One of our client is setting up CA Directory R12 Sp18 as a SSOpolicy store. We need best practices/suggestions on Index/Caching for CA Directory to improve the performance. Please share if any such information.


    Thanks in advance,




  • 2.  Re: CA Directory R12 Sp18 Index/Caching information
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    Posted 07-26-2016 09:23 PM

    Hi Srinivasu,


    By default directory will cache and index everything. If directory is embedded in another product these defaults may be different.


    The only times the indexing needs to be reviewed is for:

    • Slow start up times
    • When memory resources are tight
    • If some attributes have repetitive (weak) values: In this case, the performance of removing values can be improved


    The default cache-index command “set cache-index = all-attributes;” is added by when a DSA is created to the*.dxi file under $DXHOME/config/servers|%DXHOME%\config\servers.


    The indexes are used when evaluating search filters so some candidate attributes for exclusion may be large BLOBs, for example. If your client isn't experiencing any specific performance/resource issues then the defaults should be fine.