Check the patch and upgrade paths in Table 23–1.
If you are not familiar with ssopatch, read the Overview of the ssopatch Utility.
Before you install an OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 update release or patch, check the information about the new features, hardware and software requirements, and issues and workarounds in the following documents:
Download the lastest OpenSSO Enterprise update release or patch (patch ID 141655) from http://sunsolve.sun.com/.
Check the README file associated with the patch for information such as the issues fixed in the patch.
Install ssopatch for your platform, as described in Installing the ssopatch Utility.
Determine if your existing WAR file has been customized or modified, by comparing your WAR file to its internal manifest file.
Compare your existing WAR file and the update release WAR file, to return the files customized in the original WAR, files updated in the new WAR file, and files added or deleted between the two WAR versions.
Backup your existing OpenSSO WAR file and configuration data.
Patch your OpenSSO Enterprise WAR file, as described in Patching an OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 WAR File.
Run the updateschema script, as described in Running the updateschema Script.