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Tech Tip : CA Single Sign-On : Custom Active Response re-compilation on Upgrade 

  • 1.  Tech Tip : CA Single Sign-On : Custom Active Response re-compilation on Upgrade 

    Posted 06-28-2018 04:30 AM

    Question:

     

    We have installed CA SSO 12.52 SP1 on Windows 2008 SP2 32 bits.
    JVM used: 1.6.32 32 bits.

    We are going to upgrade to CA SSO 12.8 on Windows 2012 64 bits.
    JVM used: 1.8.x 64 bits ( latest releases )

    We have developped several Active Responses. ( about 8 ), that are
    working fine since 5 years on JSDK 1.6 and about CA SSO 12.0 and CA
    SSO 12.52 SP1 ( after our last upgrade ) We used JSDK 1.6 ( major 50 )

    Do we need re-compile actual Custom Active Responses to be run under
    CA SSO 12.8 Policy Server ?

     

    Answer:

     

    We recommend you to recompile the custom code with the new JVM, but
    also to use the SDK 12.8 to insure that the functions that your custom
    code will use to be at the exact level of the Policy Server one and
    they are up to date.

    But depending of the code you're using, you may test it as is with the
    new Policy Server. As java code is bit code and can be move from
    version, there are chances that the former .jar files will still work
    fine with the new JDK and Policy Server.

    If from those tests you face any execution problem, then recompile with
    the new JDK and SDK as per the ones that Policy Server runs.

     

    Additional Information:

     

    SDKs
    https://docops.ca.com/ca-single-sign-on/12-8/en/programming/sdks

     

     

    KB : KB000103212