IDM 7.2.0

Subscribe to JMS messages

IDM can subscribe to Java Messaging Service (JMS) messages using the Messaging Service’s JMS Subscriber. In an event-driven architecture, also known as a message-driven architecture, there are publishers and subscribers. When a publisher sends a message over JMS, that message is broadcast. All active and subscribed clients receive that message. This sample shows how IDM can act as a JMS message subscriber, using the ActiveMQ Artemis JMS message broker.

For more information on how IDM can publish JMS messages using the JMS Audit Event Handler, see Direct audit information to a JMS broker

Sample overview

With the scripted message handler shown in this sample, you can configure scripts to parse the contents of JMS messages, and act on that content.

The script in this sample, crudpaqTextMessageHandler.js, shows how JMS can handle ForgeRock REST operations. If you customize a script to manage JMS messages, you must also modify the conf/messaging.json file.

This sample uses ActiveMQ Artemis, a JMS message broker. With the ActiveMQ Artemis UI, you can act as the JMS message provider. This sample demonstrates how you can input REST payloads using the Artemis UI.

Dependencies for JMS messaging

The JMS audit event handler requires Apache ActiveMQ Artemis and additional dependencies bundled with the ActiveMQ Artemis delivery. This section lists the dependencies, and where they must be installed in the IDM instance. If you use a different ActiveMQ version, you may need to download the corresponding dependencies separately.

  1. Download the following files:

  2. Unpack the ActiveMQ Artemis archive. For example:

    tar -zxvf ~/Downloads/apache-artemis-2.20.0-bin.tar.gz
  3. Create a temporary directory, and then change to that directory:

    mkdir ~/Downloads/tmp
    cd ~/Downloads/tmp/
  4. Move the ActiveMQ Artemis Client and bnd JAR files to the temporary directory.

    mv ~/Downloads/apache-artemis-2.20.0/lib/client/artemis-jms-client-all-2.20.0.jar ~/Downloads/tmp/
    mv ~/Downloads/biz.aQute.bnd-version.jar ~/Downloads/tmp/
  5. Create an OSGi bundle:

    1. In a text editor, create a BND file named activemq.bnd with the following contents, and save it to the current directory:

      version=2.20.0
      Export-Package: *;version=${version}
      Import-Package: !org.apache.log4j.*,!org.apache.log.*,!org.apache.avalon.framework.logger.*,!org.apache.avalon.framework.logger.*,!org.glassfish.json.*,!org.conscrypt.*,!org.apache.logging.*,!org.bouncycastle.jsse.*,!org.eclipse.*,!sun.security.*,!reactor.*,!org.apache.activemq.artemis.shaded.*,!com.aayushatharva.*,!com.github.luben.zstd,!com.jcraft.jzlib,!com.ning.compress,!com.ning.compress.lzf,!com.ning.compress.lzf.util,!com.oracle.svm.core.annotate,!lzma.*,!net.jpountz.*,*
      Bundle-Name: ActiveMQArtemis :: Client
      Bundle-SymbolicName: org.apache.activemq
      Bundle-Version: ${version}

      Your tmp/ directory should now contain the following files:

      ls -1 ~/Downloads/tmp/
      activemq.bnd
      artemis-jms-client-all-2.20.0.jar
      biz.aQute.bnd-version.jar
    2. In the same directory, create the OSGi bundle archive file. For example:

      java -jar biz.aQute.bnd-version.jar wrap \
      --properties activemq.bnd \
      --output artemis-jms-client-all-2.20.0-osgi.jar \
      artemis-jms-client-all-2.20.0.jar
  6. Copy the resulting artemis-jms-client-all-2.20.0-osgi.jar file to the openidm/bundle directory:

    cp artemis-jms-client-all-2.20.0-osgi.jar /path/to/openidm/bundle/

Configure SSL for Apache ActiveMQ Artemis

For information on configuring Apache ActiveMQ Artemis security features, including SSL, see the ActiveMQ Artemis Documentation:

Configure a secure port for JMS messages

If you configured SSL for ActiveMQ Artemis, edit /path/to/openidm/samples/scripted-jms-subscriber/conf/messaging.json, and replace the java.naming.provider.url:

"java.naming.provider.url" : "ssl://localhost:61617?daemon=true"

Start the ActiveMQ Artemis broker and IDM

With the appropriate bundles in the /path/to/openidm/bundles directory, you’re ready to start the ActiveMQ Artemis message broker, as well as IDM with the JMS Audit Sample.

For a full list of ActiveMQ Artemis setup options, see Using the Server in the Artemis Documentation.
  1. Navigate to the directory where you unpacked the ActiveMQ Artemis binary and run the following command to create the Artemis broker:

    cd ~/Downloads/apache-artemis-2.20.0/bin
    ./artemis create fr-scripted-jms
    Creating ActiveMQ Artemis instance at: /path/to/Downloads/apache-artemis-2.20.0/bin/fr-scripted-jms
    ...
  2. Start the newly created ActiveMQ Artemis broker:

    ./fr-scripted-jms/bin/artemis run
  3. Start IDM, with the configuration for this sample:

    cd /path/to/openidm/
    ./startup.sh -p samples/scripted-jms-subscriber
  4. Verify you can access the Artemis management console at http://localhost:8161/console.

Use the ActiveMQ Artemis UI to access the REST interface

In this section, you will use the ActiveMQ Artemis UI to send REST requests.

  1. Log in to the Artemis management console (http://localhost:8161/console).

  2. From the navigation menu, click Artemis.

    Artemis navigation menu

  3. From the tree view, select the addresses node.

    Artemis addresses node

  4. On the addresses page, click the Create address tab.

    Artemis create address tab

    Depending on your window size, the Create address tab may be located under the More menu.
  5. Fill out the Create Address form, and then click Create Address:

    Artemis create address form

    • Address name: idmQ

    • Routing type: Anycast

  6. From the tree view, expand the addresses node, and click idmQ.

    Artemis addresses > idmQ

  7. On the idmQ page, click the Send message tab.

    Artemis send message tab

    Depending on your window size, the Send message tab may be located under the More menu.
  8. On the Send Message page, paste the following text into the Body field. This request creates a new user with a user ID of mgr1:

    {
      "operation" : "CREATE",
      "resourceName" : "/managed/user",
      "newResourceId" : "mgr1",
      "content" : {
        "mail" : "mgr1@example.com",
        "sn" : "Sanchez",
        "givenName" : "Jane",
        "password" : "Password1",
        "employeenumber" : 100,
        "accountStatus" : "active",
        "roles" : [ ],
        "userName" : "mgr1"
      },
      "params" : {},
      "fields" : [ ]
    }

    Artemis send message page

    For comparison, the following equivalent REST call would create the same user:

    curl \
    --header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
    --header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
    --header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
    --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
    --request POST \
    --data '{
      "mail" : "mgr1@example.com",
      "sn" : "Sanchez",
      "givenName" : "Jane",
      "password" : "Password1",
      "employeenumber" : 100,
      "accountStatus" : "active",
      "roles" : [ ],
      "userName" : "mgr1",
      "params" : {},
      "fields" : [ ]
    }' \
    "http://localhost:8080/openidm/managed/user?_action=create"
  9. Click Send Message.

    The OSGi console displays the message request and response:

    **************request received*************
    Parsed JMS JSON =
    {
        "operation": "CREATE",
        "resourceName": "/managed/user",
        "newResourceId": "mgr1",
        "content": {
            "mail": "mgr1@example.com",
            "sn": "Sanchez",
            "givenName": "Jane",
            "password": "Password1",
            "employeenumber": 100,
            "accountStatus": "active",
            "roles": [],
            "userName": "mgr1"
        },
        "params": {},
        "fields": []
    }
    Message response is...
    {
        "accountStatus": "active",
        "password": {
            "$crypto": {
                "type": "x-simple-encryption",
                "value": { <encryptedValue> }
            }
        },
        "mail": "mgr1@example.com",
        "employeenumber": 100,
        "givenName": "Jane",
        "sn": "Sanchez",
        "userName": "mgr1",
        "effectiveRoles": [],
        "memberOfOrgIDs": [],
        "effectiveAssignments": [],
        "_rev": "17273eca-d14b-4647-b850-1e3733ba1830-116",
        "_id": "mgr1"
    }
    **************END MESSAGE*************
  10. Confirm the user details:

    curl \
    --header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
    --header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
    --header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
    --request GET \
    "http://localhost:8080/openidm/managed/user/mgr1"
    {
      "_id": "mgr1",
      "_rev": "17273eca-d14b-4647-b850-1e3733ba1830-116",
      "accountStatus": "active",
      "mail": "mgr1@example.com",
      "employeenumber": 100,
      "givenName": "Jane",
      "sn": "Sanchez",
      "userName": "mgr1",
      "effectiveRoles": [],
      "memberOfOrgIDs": [],
      "effectiveAssignments": []
    }
  11. You can repeat the process using different REST operations in the Artemis UI. For example, enter the following payload on the Send Message page to change the first name (givenName) of the mgr1 user to Donna:

    {
      "operation": "PATCH",
      "resourceName": "/managed/user/mgr1",
      "value": [
        {
          "operation": "replace",
          "field": "/givenName",
          "value": "Donna"
        }
      ]
    }
  12. Confirm the updated givenName for mgr1:

    curl \
    --header "X-OpenIDM-Username: openidm-admin" \
    --header "X-OpenIDM-Password: openidm-admin" \
    --header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
    --request GET \
    "http://localhost:8080/openidm/managed/user/mgr1"
    {
      "_id": "mgr1",
      "_rev": "17273eca-d14b-4647-b850-1e3733ba1830-315",
      "accountStatus": "active",
      "mail": "mgr1@example.com",
      "employeenumber": 100,
      "givenName": "Donna",
      "sn": "Sanchez",
      "userName": "mgr1",
      "effectiveRoles": [],
      "memberOfOrgIDs": [],
      "effectiveAssignments": []
    }

Customize the scripted JMS sample

If you set up a custom script to parse and process JMS messages, store that script in the script/ subdirectory. Assume the script is named myCustomScript.js.

Edit the messaging.json file in the conf/ subdirectory, and point it to the custom file:

{
  "subscribers" : [
    {
      "name" : "IDM CREST Queue Subscriber",
      "instanceCount": 3,
      "enabled" : true,
      "type" : "JMS",
      "handler" : {
        "type" : "SCRIPTED",
        "properties" : {
          "script" : {
            "type" : "text/javascript",
            "file" : "myCustomScript.js"
          }
        }
      },
      "properties" : {
        "sessionMode" : "CLIENT",
        "jndi" : {
          "contextProperties" : {
            "java.naming.factory.initial" : "org.apache.activemq.artemis.jndi.ActiveMQInitialContextFactory",
            "java.naming.provider.url" : "tcp://127.0.0.1:61616?daemon=true",
            "queue.idmQ" : "idmQ"
          },
          "destinationName" : "idmQ",
          "connectionFactoryName" : "ConnectionFactory"
        }
      }
    }
  ]
}

You’ll find some of these properties in JMS audit event handler properties. Despite the name of the table and the different configuration file, the properties are the same.

Other messaging.json notable properties:

JMS messaging.json Configuration Properties
messaging.json Property Description

subscribers

Needed to subscribe to incoming JMS message requests.

name

Arbitrary name for the subscriber.

instanceCount

Each instanceCount manages a single connection between IDM and the messaging channel. Supports multithreading throughput. If subscribing to a queue, such as queue.idmQ, the message is handled by a single instance. If subscribing to a topic, all instances receive and handle the same message.

handler

Parses the JMS message, then processes it, possibly through a script.

queue.idmQ

One of the JNDI context properties. Name of the JMS queue in the Artemis UI.

destinationName

JNDI lookup name for message delivery.

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