The Identity service authentication mechanism for services uses Memcached to cache tokens. The memcached service typically runs on the controller node. For production deployments, we recommend enabling a combination of firewalling, authentication, and encryption to secure it.

Install and configure components

  1. Install the packages:

    # pkg install memcached py27-python-memcached

Finalize installation

  • Start the Memcached service and configure it to start when the system boots:
# sysrc memcached_enable="YES"
# service memcached start
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