When PingFederate is in clustered mode, the service proxy uses a group remote procedure call (RPC)-based implementation. When adding a session to its revocation list, the processing node always propagates the information to all engine nodes in the cluster. This allows you to choose whether queries are processed locally or after collecting information from other engine nodes.

Processing queries locally results in faster response times for engine nodes in well-connected networks. Requiring data from other engine nodes adds a layer of protection against inconsistency among engine nodes revocation lists due to network outages.

You can configure the RPC time-out and other settings in the <pf_install>/pingfederate/server/default/conf/cluster-session-revocation.conf file.

The service proxy uses the class org.sourceid.saml20.service.impl.grouprpc.SessionRevocationServiceGroupRpcImpl .

FIFO memory management scheme

To ensure the revocation list does not result in excessive memory usage, the Back-Channel Session Revocation Service employs a first-in-first-out (FIFO) algorithm to purge old data. When the maximum size is reached, the oldest entries are automatically removed.

The maximum number of sessions is configurable by the SessionRevocationServiceMapImpl.max.revoked.sris setting in the <pf_install>/pingfederate/server/default/conf/size-limits.conf file. The default value is 50000.

The FIFO memory manager operates in addition to the Session Revocation Lifetime setting, globally configured in the System > OAuth Settings > Authorization Server Settings menu.