Configuration - 8.0

Talend ESB Infrastructure Services Configuration Guide

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Up to version 8.0.1 patch 2022-11

The default cache configuration is specified in the pdp-ehcache.xml file. This configuration can be overwritten by specifying a different cache configuration file. The default cache configuration in pdp-ehcache.xml is as follows. This describes a cache where policies are not persisted to disk, or overflow to disk, and where policies do not expire in the cache. This configuration is used for both role and permission policies:

<defaultCache
    maxEntriesLocalHeap="10000"
    eternal="false"
    timeToIdleSeconds="0"
    timeToLiveSeconds="0"
    overflowToDisk="false"
    maxElementsOnDisk="20000"
    diskPersistent="false"
    diskExpiryThreadIntervalSeconds="120"
    memoryStoreEvictionPolicy="LRU"
/>

In addition to the ability to configure how policies are cached via a caching configuration file, it is possible to select a common caching strategy in the PDP configuration file. Three options are supported:

  • InMemory: XACML policies are kept in memory and not written to disk
  • OverflowToDisk: XACML policies are kept in memory, but will overflow to disk if the cache is full
  • PersistToDisk: XACML policies are persisted to disk

The PDP can be deployed and started in the ESB container via tesb:start-authz-pdp.

The PDP can be configured in container/etc/org.talend.esb.authorization.pdp.cfg:

Properties Description
registryAtomUrl The URL of the XACML Policy Registry to retrieve policies from. The default is https://localhost:9001/services/XacmlRegistryAtom.
policyCachingStrategy The PolicyCachingStrategy of the PDP. The default is InMemory.
cacheConfiguration The cache configuration file. The default is pdp-ehcache.xml.
loadPermissionPoliciesOnInit Whether to load permission policies on startup or not. The default is false, meaning that they are retrieved (and subsequently cached) when required.
policyReloadInterval How often to reload policies (in minutes). The default is 10. If set to 0, policies are initially retrieved, and are not reloaded.
usePIP Whether to use a PIP or not to retrieve attributes that are missing in the request. The default is false.

From version 8.0.1 patch 2023-01

Two configurations are possible for the cache:
  • InMemory: XACML policies are kept in memory
  • PersistToDisk: XACML policies are persisted to disk in a temporary file
Note: OverflowToDisk is not supported anymore and will be replaced by InMemory if configured.

The PDP and cache can be configured in container/etc/org.talend.esb.authorization.pdp.cfg:

Properties Description
registryAtomUrl The URL of the XACML Policy Registry to retrieve policies from. The default is https://localhost:9001/services/XacmlRegistryAtom.
policyCachingStrategy The PolicyCachingStrategy of the PDP . The default is InMemory.
timeToLiveSeconds The expire time in seconds of objects in the cache before being refetched.
entriesNumber The maximum number of entries in the cache.
diskSizeMb When policyCachingStrategy=PersistToDisk, maximum size of cache in Mb.
loadPermissionPoliciesOnInit Whether to load permission policies on startup or not. The default is false, meaning that they are retrieved (and subsequently cached) when required.
policyReloadInterval How often to reload policies (in minutes). The default is 10. If set to 0, policies are initially retrieved, and are not reloaded.
usePIP Whether to use a PIP or not to retrieve attributes that are missing in the request. The default is false.