Web Policy Agents 5.10.1

Monitoring

The monitoring endpoint described in this section is deprecated. Use it only for diagnostics, in conjunction with Forgerock support.

A monitoring endpoint provides access to metrics for operations within the agent and between the agent an AM.

The monitoring endpoint is protected by HTTP Basic Authentication; to access it, provide the agent URL, and the AM agent profile name and password. Always use HTTPS for secure connections to client applications.

Metrics are displayed as a JSON response, with the fields described in Summary of monitoring metrics.

Access the monitoring endpoint

  1. Install a Web Agent as described in the Installation guide, and use the agent to protect a web application.

  2. Access the agent monitoring endpoint as follows, where https://agent.example.com:443 is the agent URL, and web-agent is the AM agent profile name.

    $ curl https://agent.example.com:443/agent/monitor -u web-agent
    
    Enter host password for user 'web-agent':
  3. Enter the AM agent profile password to display the metrics:

    {
      "cache-invalidation": {
        "policy": 0,
        "profile": 1
      },
      "policy-decisions": {
        "neu": 0,
        "local": 0,
        "remote": 2,
        "cache": 0
        },
      "gc": {
        "runs": 1,
        "released": 0,
        "release-deferred": 0,
        "fill": 0.000000
      },
      "cache-operations": {
        "writes": 0,
        "rewrites": 2,
        "reads": 2,
        "misses": 0,
        "deletes": 0,
        "free-deferred": 0,
        "write-faults": 0,
        "expired": 0
      },
      "connections": {
        "added": 2,
        "reused": 3
      }
    }

Summary of monitoring metrics

Metric Submetric Count of

cache-invalidation

policy

Number of policy change notifications received from AM.

profile

Number of agent configuration change notifications received from AM.

policy-decisions

neu

Number of requests that were not enforced by the agent because of the not-enforced URL lists.

local

Number of policy decisions the agent makes locally.

remote

Number of policy decisions the agent requests from AM.

cache

Number of policy decisions the agent takes from the cache.

gc

runs

Number of garbage collection runs.

released

Number of cache entries released during garbage collection runs.

release-defered

Number of entries with release deferred until the next garbage collection run.

fill

Floating point value between 0 and 1, representing the proportion of cache that is free after the most the recent garbage collection.

cache-operations

writes

Number of writes to cache.

rewrites

Number of updates to cache.

reads

Number of reads from cache.

misses

Number of failed searches of the cache.

deletes

Number of deletes from cache.

free-deferred

Number of cache removals deferred until the next garbage collection run.

write-faults

Number of cache writes that fail because the cache is full.

rewrites

Number of expired cache entries.

connections

added

Number of new connections made.

reused

Number of times existing connections were reused.

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