Configuration store versus Identity Store
Quite often users get confused with the Configuration store and the Identity Store (also called User store or User repository). Let us be clear on this terminology because we will deal with these terms throughout this book. It is critical to know the distinction between these two repositories to better understand the OpenSSO concepts.
Configuration store or Configuration repository is used to store the configuration information of the OpenSSO server. This is the core part of the server that provides crucial information to start up the services provided by OpenSSO. If this store is down, then the OpenSSO server will not even start successfully. This repository contains critical pieces ...