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  2. OPENAM-11091

Adaptive Risk Geolocation Database file - downloaded file extension is now .mmdb rather than .dat

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      The documentation for the "Geolocation Database location" attribute for the Adaptive Risk authentication module states:

      Path to GeoIP data file used to convert IP addresses to country locations. The geolocation database is not packaged with OpenAM. You can download the GeoIP Country database from MaxMind. Use the binary .dat file format, rather than .csv. You can use the GeoLite Country database for testing.
      

      Reference: https://backstage.forgerock.com/docs/am/5/authentication-guide#adaptative-geolocation

      The link for MaxMind in the 14.0 docs now correctly results in http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geoip2/geolite2/ (not the case in 13.5 which went to the legacy section) however when downloading the GeoLite2 Country file for example, the binary file contained in the archive is named GeoLite2-Country.mmdb, note the .mmdb extension rather than the .dat as specified in the AM documentation. The documentation should be adjusted to reflect this.

      Clarification should also be provided to ensure that the GeoLite2 file is used rather than the one from the legacy section (which was linked to in the previous 13.5 documentation):

      https://backstage.forgerock.com/docs/openam/13.5/admin-guide#adaptive-auth-module-conf-hints

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              austingene Gene Hirayama
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              andy.itter Andy Itter
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