Issue: Failed to get configuration file:OpenSSOAgentBootstrap.properties

When compiling the agent within the web server, I would receive the following error, 'java.lang.RuntimeException: Failed to get configuration file:OpenSSOAgentBootstrap.properties'
May 12, 2016
ForgeRockForgeRock-AgentsOpenAM


SOLUTION

When decompiling the jar file, you see that it attempts to locate the System.getProperty value of 'openam.agents.bootstrap.dir

https://technicalconfessions.com/images/postimages/postimages/_431_3_located the system property value within forgeRock agent.png

So, within your VM arguments, you need to declare the openam.agent.bootstrap.dir value to point to the OpenSSOAgentBootstrap.properties file. Within eclipse, you can include this within your VM arguments. For your environment, you can include this within your bash_profile file or if there's more than one container, include the value within the container startup script.

https://technicalconfessions.com/images/postimages/postimages/_431_4_populate system properties for forgeRock agent.png

For my solution, I included the value -Dopenam.agents.bootstrap.dir="C:\Users\danielredfern\forgerock\j2ee_agents\tomcat_v6_agent\Agent_001\config value within the VM argument and it resolved the issue of failing to locate the forgerock OpenAM configuration

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