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Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1 Security Guide
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1.  Administering System Security

2.  Administering User Security

3.  Administering Message Security

4.  Administering Security in Cluster Mode

Configuring Certificates in Cluster Mode

Dynamic Reconfiguration

Enabling Dynamic Configuration

Understanding Synchronization

5.  Managing Administrative Security

6.  Running in a Secure Environment

7.  Integrating Oracle Access Manager


Dynamic Reconfiguration

Administrative commands that you execute on the domain administration server (DAS) must either be replicated on the affected server instances, or on all server instances that are part of the cluster. GlassFish Server replicates the commands by sending the same administration command request that was sent to the DAS to the server instances. As a result of replicating the commands on the DAS and the individual instances, the DAS and the instances make the same changes to their respective copies of the domain's configuration.

Note - Oracle recommends that you enable secure admin as described in Chapter 5, Managing Administrative Security so that GlassFish Server securely transfers these files on the network.

Dynamic reconfiguration refers to using the --target operand to CLI subcommands to make a change to a server instance (if the user-specified target is a server instance), or all server instances that are part of the cluster (if the user-specified target is a cluster). For example: asadmin create-jdbc-resource some-options --target some-target.

The --target operand allows the following values:

If a command fails for a cluster, the status shows all server instances where dynamic reconfiguration failed, and suggests corrective next steps.

The command status also shows when a restart is required for each server instance.

The --target operand is supported for the following security-related CLI subcommands:

Enabling Dynamic Configuration

Dynamic configuration is enabled by default and no additional action is required.

Use the following command to enable dynamic configuration from the command line:

asadmin --user user --passwordfile password-file set cluster-name-config.dynamic-reconfiguration-enabled=true.

To enable dynamic configuration from the Administration Console, perform the following steps:

  1. Expand the Configurations node.

  2. Click the name of the cluster's configuration.

  3. On the Configuration System Properties page, check the Dynamic Reconfiguration Enabled box.

  4. Click Save