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Enable AJP Connector in Identity Manager

This article is valid for Smart ID 21.04 and later.

This article describes how to enable the AJP Connector in Smart ID Identity Manager.


In this article, <SMARTIDHOME> refers to /home/nexus, but this can be different depending on the setup.

The Apache JServ Protocol (AJP) can be used via the AJP connector, see Apache Tomcat 9 Configuration Reference (9.0.40) - The AJP Connector.

  1. Enable the AJP connector:

    1. Open this file for editing: <SMARTIDHOME>/docker/compose/identitymanager/config/tomcat-server.xml
      The changes will affect Identity Manager operator, admin, and tenant.

    2. Enable the AJP Connector by removing the comments <!-- and – > and make the necessary settings to fit the AJP.

          <!-- <Connector protocol="AJP/1.3"
                     redirectPort="8443" /> -->
         <!-- You should set jvmRoute to support load-balancing via AJP ie :
         <Engine name="Catalina" defaultHost="localhost" jvmRoute="jvm1">

  2. For each container where the AJP Connector shall be used (operator, admin, and tenant), enable the port mapping: 

    1. Open this file for editing: <SMARTIDHOME>/docker/compose/identitymanager/<admin|operator|tenant>/docker-compose.yml.

    2. Enable port mapping by removing "#". If you want to use another external port for IDM, change IDM_OPERATOR_PORT_AJP in <SMARTIDHOME>/docker/compose/smartid.env.

      # - "${IDM_OPERATOR_PORT_AJP}:8009"
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