OpenSSO Enterprise has implemented an embedded configuration data store to replace the AMConfig.properties and serverconfig.xml files which had been the storage files for server configuration data. Previously, each instance of the server installed had separate configuration files but now when deploying more than one instance of OpenSSO Enterprise, all server configuration data is stored centrally, in one configuration data store per instance. After the OpenSSO Enterprise WAR is configured, a sub configuration is added under the Platform Service to store the data and a bootstrap file that contains the location of the configuration data store is created in the installation directory. Figure 3–2 illustrates how OpenSSO Enterprise is bootstrapped.
Post installation, the configuration data can be reviewed and edited using the administration console or the ssoadm command line interface. For more information see the Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Installation and Configuration Guide and the Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Administration Guide.
OpenSSO Enterprise also supports an LDAPv3–based solution that uses an existing directory server for configuration data storage. This is configured during installation. Supported directories include Sun Java System Directory Server, Microsoft Active Directory, and IBM Tivoli Directory.