Howto disable HTTP caching for NIDP server pages

  • 7017551
  • 28-Apr-2016
  • 28-Apr-2016

Environment


NetIQ Access Manager 4.0
NetIQ Access Manager 4.1
NetIQ Access Manager 4.2

Situation

  • Howto disable HTTP caching for any pages delivered by the NIDP server.

Resolution

  • ssh into your nidp server
  • modify the: "/opt/novell/nids/lib/webapp/WEB-INF/web.xml" using the editor of your choice
  • add the following tomcat filter configuration below any existing filter configurations

    <filter>
            <filter-name>ExpiresFilter</filter-name>
            <filter-class>org.apache.catalina.filters.ExpiresFilter</filter-class>
            <init-param>
                    <param-name>ExpiresDefault</param-name>
                    <param-value>access plus 0 minutes</param-value>
            </init-param>
    </filter>

  • restart your nidp service using "/etc/init.d/novell-idp restart"

  • Use a browser header trace tool in order to check if the required "X-Frame-Options" header has been added

    HTTP/1.1 200 OK
    Server: Apache-Coyote/1.1
    strict-transport-security: max-age=0
    X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN
    x-content-type-options: nosniff
    via-ESP: null,NIDPLOGGING.600105004 session33-6BFEFA9E07391A2EEE9E170BCB7BF5A4, null,NIDPLOGGING.600105004 session33-6BFEFA9E07391A2EEE9E170BCB7BF5A4,NIDPLOGGING.600105002 session220-6BFEFA9E07391A2EEE9E170BCB7BF5A4
    Pragma: No-cache
    Cache-Control: no-cache, max-age=0
    Expires: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:19:19 GMT
    Content-Type: text/html;charset=UTF-8
    Transfer-Encoding: chunked
    Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:19:19 GMT


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