Can Users on IP Roaming Be Allowed to Access Convergence in Proper LoadBalanced Environment ?

(Doc ID 2214566.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 22, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Convergence - Version 2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Allow for roaming users in a load balanced environment without giving away session security.


For example:

Users using laptop might switch from LAN to WIFI and in turn might be assigned different addresses within the lifetime of Convergence session (either direct Convergence usage or indirect, via Outlook Connector).

Consider Convergence being load balanced for availability reasons.

Is there currently a way to enforce a 're-auth' on a user session once the IP changes ? So, rather than having seamless continuation or creating a new session once a new TCP connection with an HTTP request containing the same session ID information comes in, challenging that 'new IP' connection to re-authenticate ?

Although, there are already significant efforts in place to ensure / prevent leakage (say to prevent some JavaScript code from a mail requesting remote-server:/<IWC-domain+session-id>.png) but the additional layer would
not hurt.


This might be giving all sorts of trouble for a session in a 'activity' phase (burst of request that form a single 'user land' interaction) but might be feasible to do in an idle phase on key 'functional' requests (such as a call
to compose a new message rather than on a request for loading some image).

 

Solution

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