ISSUE: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.sun.identity.agents.filter.AmAgentFilter

When deploying the agent within your local environment or deploying from eclipse, you'll likely come across the 'java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.sun.identity.agents.filter.AmAgentFilter' error when compiling or deploying to a particular server.
May 12, 2016
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SOLUTION #1: Use Maven and OpenAM

The reason for this error is because you're not including the jar files within the classpath. One way is to use the maven dependency within your pom.xml The information needed to do this can bere located by clicking on the, Using Maven and OpenAM


SOLUTION #2 Include jar files within lib

This is a simplified option if you're experiencing issues with solution #1, such as firewall restrictions or whether you're not using maven. Assuming you're using eclipse as your ID, you can populate the lib directory with the jar files by simply copying over the libs within your workspace. These lib files can be located as part of your agent download (though they are actually within your mod_openam.so file). The easiest way extract the lib files is to install the agent, of which the lib files can be located within the forgerock directory (which is typically created on the same location as your container called forgerock/j2ee_agents directory) After you've done that, you need to click project -> clean as shown in the diagrams

https://technicalconfessions.com/images/postimages/postimages/_430_4_move forgerock jar files into the lib directory.png
https://technicalconfessions.com/images/postimages/postimages/_430_5_clean project after forgerock libs are moved.png

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