The end user or the administrator is editing a form that is not a part of a workflow. The instance on which the user has an established session goes down.
Without Session Persistence
User experience: A nontransparent failover. Upon submitting the form, the user is returned to the login page.
Recovery steps: The user reenters his or her user name and password. Identity Manager then processes the form and presents the results as the next page immediately following the login.
With Session Persistence
User experience: The user's form is submitted and the results are returned without the user being logged off and required to log in again.
Recovery steps: No user action is needed.
Other Scenario Examples
An end user has logged in and retrieved search results for users or other repository objects when the instance goes down.
An administrator is about to submit a “reset password” or “edit user” request using the Administrator interface when the instance goes down.