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Here is found details of the locations and purposes of the Fedora 4 configuration files. For details on how to enable and configure these options, see this page.

fcrepo-webapp

Fedora RESTful HTTP API uses the open source Jersey RESTful Web Services framework that provides support for JAX-RS APIs and serves as a JAX-RS (JSR 311 & JSR 339) Reference Implementation. The jersey servlet dispatcher is configured in web.xml as follows:

web.xml
<servlet>
	<servlet-name>jersey-servlet</servlet-name>
	<servlet-class>com.sun.jersey.spi.spring.container.servlet.SpringServlet</servlet-class>
	<init-param>
		<param-name>com.sun.jersey.config.property.packages</param-name>
		<param-value>org.fcrepo</param-value>
	</init-param>
	<init-param>
		<param-name>com.sun.jersey.api.json.POJOMappingFeature</param-name>
		<param-value>true</param-value>
	</init-param>
	<load-on-startup>1</load-on-startup>
</servlet>

 

The following spring files exist in a directory as configured in web.xml, which contains a context-param element with param-name "contextConfigLocation".  The param-value points to your spring context configuration files, WEB-INF/classes/*.xml.  Note that these files are in the source tree under fcrepo-webapp/src/main/resources/spring and copied to WEB-INF/classes upon build.

fcrepo-webapp/src/main/resources/spring

repo.xml

  • here you can specify the repository.json file to be loaded as the repositoryConfiguration, as well as the bean for repository factory and metrics
repo.xml
<bean name "modeshapeRepofactory" class= "org.fcrepo.kernel.spring.ModeshapeRepositoryFactoryBean">
	<property name="repositoryConfiguration" value="${fcrepo.modeshape.configuration:classpath:/config/single/repository.json}"/>
</bean>

rest.xml

  • bean implementation for InternalIdentifierConverter (identifier translationChain), StoragePolicyDecisionPointImpl, SessionFactory, and base-packages to auto scan into spring

eventing.xml  

  • bean implementation for eventing - observer, filter, event bus

jms.xml

  • here you can specify the implementation for processing events

generator.xml

  • beans implementation for datastream generation, ex: dublin core

security.xml

  • bean implementation for OAuth security

transactions.xml

  • Specify the config for transactions

minter.xml

  • bean implementation for minting identifiers

fcrepo4/fcrepo-configs/src/main/resources/config

activemq.xml

  • config for message broker

jgroups-fcrepo-tcp.xml

  • Config for the Messaging Toolkit JGroups to transfer state between nodes in a Fedora Cluster.

fcrepo4/fcrepo-webapp/src/main/resources

logback.xml

Modeshape repository configuration

Fedora 4 uses Modeshape, a JCR implementation. We distribute a handful of known-good configurations for Modeshape and Infinispan, although we anticipate configuration tuning for deployment environments will be common.


https://github.com/ModeShape/modeshape/blob/master/modeshape-jcr/src/main/resources/org/modeshape/jcr/repository-config-schema.json

http://docs.jboss.org/infinispan/5.3/configdocs/

Modeshape Configurations

These configuration files are copied to WEB-INF/classes from fcrepo-configs/src/main/resources upon build.

/config/minimal-default/repository.json

  • Our default Modeshape configuration. 

/config/servlet-auth/repository.json

  • Default configuration with servlet authentication enabled.

/config/clustered/repository.json

  • Default configuration with repository clustering enabled. By default, uses /config/infinispan/clustered/infinispan.xml persistence configuration.

Infinispan configurations

These configuration files are copied to WEB-INF/classes from fcrepo-configs/src/main/resources upon build.

/config/infinispan/leveldb-default/infinispan.xml

  • Default configuration with leveldb object storage

/config/infinispan/leveldb/infinispan.xml

  • Configuration with leveldb object storage and filecachestore object storage

/config/infinispan/clustered/infinispan.xml

  • Example clustering configuration. Replicates object storage, distributes 2 copies of binary storage.

/config/infinispan/file/infinispan.xml

  • Configuration with filecachestore

/config/infinispam/ram/infinispan.xml

  • In-memory configuration for object storage (useful for testing)

Repository Config Options

 
fcrepo.modeshape.query.enabled:true
fcrepo.modeshape.query.mode:sync

Fedora 4 uses the Modeshape query index to power administrative search APIs. It can be disabled (or switched to asynchronous mode) to improve performance (see below).


fcrepo.modeshape.index.location:target/indexes
fcrepo.infinispan.cache_configuration:config/infinispan/leveldb-default/infinispan.xml

Fedora 4 can be configured to use different Infinispan configurations. By default, Fedora 4 configurations use the leveldb-default configuration.


fcrepo.ispn.repo.CacheDirPath:target/FedoraRepository/storage

Fedora 4 will store object properties to fcrepo.ispn.repo.CacheDirPath. These probably won't be very large, and should be stored on fast disk. The object properties are stored as binary JSON documents within the given cache store configuration.


fcrepo.binary-store-path:target/binaries
fcrepo.ispn.binary.CacheDirPath:target/FedoraRepositoryBinaryData/storage

fcrepo.ispn.binary.CacheDirPath:target/FedoraRepositoryBinaryData/storage - path to store binary content (when it's stored in infinispan e.g. /config/infinispan/clustered/infinispan.xml)

Fedora 4 stores binary content separately (to one of the above paths, depending on configuration). These files are stored hashed by the content SHA-1 hash. 

Performance considerations

If your application does not use the query index (which powers basic administrative search, and the simple fcr:sparql endpoint), you can significantly improve repository performance by disabling indexing, or using asynchronous indexing instead.

fcrepo.modeshape.query.mode = async
fcrepo.modeshape.query.enabled = false
SettingAverage (s)Median (s)Standard
Deviation 
mode=async0.07810.06800.0477
enabled=false0.07360.06300.0445
mode=sync0.16890.1480.0685

 

Different Infinispan configurations can also have an impact on repository performance. 

 

Infinispan ConfigurationAverageMedianStandard
Deviation 
filecachestore0.11210.1050.0313
leveldb0.07360.06300.0445
leveldb with async persistence0.06100.05500.0220
RAM0.05170.04800.0148
leveldb with file binary store *0.06440.05700.0196
Total0.07030.05900.0318

* default configuration

Other module resources

fcrepo-module-auth-xacml

This XACML Authorization Delegate Module is based on the design documented here: XACML Authorization Delegate

/src/main/resources/policies

AdminPermissionPolicySet.xml

  • policy set for the admin role

AdminRolePolicySet.xml

  • define the policies for the admin role

GlobalPermissionPolicySet.xml

  • policy set for the basic role

GlobalRolesPolicySet.xml

  • define the policies for the basic role

PreventReadingMasterFilesPolicySet.xml

  • policy set that prevents access to any files with the mime type "image/tiff" that have the "http://example.com/mixins#master" type (example-mixins:master mixin)

ReadNormalNodePermissionPolicySet.xml

  • policy set for reading normal nodes

ReadOnlyExceptToLocalPolicySet.xml

  • policy set that prevents all repository-changing actions by all but those a localhost or on an internal network.

ReaderRolePolicySet.xml

  • define the policies for the reader role

WriteNormalNodePermissionPolicySet.xml

  • policy set for writing normals nodes.

WriterRolePolicySet.xml

  • define the policies for writing the normal nodes

/src/main/resources/cnd

xacml-policy.cnd

  • namespace properties to enable  XACML authorization

fcrepo-jms-indexer-pluggable

This is an indexer that listens to the Fedora JMS topic, retrieves a message including pid and eventType, looks up object properties, gets and passes the transformed or untransformed properties on to any number of registered handlers.

/fcrepo-jms-indexer-webapp/src/main/resources/spring

indexer-core.xml

  • bean implementation for HttpSolrServer, SolrIndexer and IndexerGroup (SparqlIndexer, FileSerializer)

indexer-events.xml

  • config for jms messaging with ActiveMQ

/fcrepo-jms-indexer-webapp/src/main/resources

logback.xml

  • logging configuration

/fcrepo-jms-indexer-core/src/main/resources

 indexing.cnd

  • namespace property to enable object indexing using triplestore and solr

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