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Last updated on OCTOBER 18, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing - Version: and later   [Release: 1.5 and later ]
Oracle Enterprise Taxation Management - Version: and later    [Release: 2.1 and later]
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It appears that the ETM Web application generates a session object for a session. The result of generating a session object (as it is called in WebSphere at least) is Session Affinity. The result of Session Affinity is that all requests for the duration of a session will be handled by one and the same applicationserver instance in the applicationserver cluster. This behaviour is somehow contradictory to ETM being a stateless application.

The questions are:
- why the session object is generated,
- for what is it used, and is its use mandatory for the validity/consistency of the session,
- what would be the impact if we break the session affinity, so requests for one session would be handled by any applicationserver instance in the cluster (thus optimizing balancing)?


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