[keycloak-dev] min-time-between-jwks-requests Problems when running tests

Marek Posolda mposolda at redhat.com
Thu Mar 2 04:08:04 EST 2017

On 02/03/17 00:29, Bill Burke wrote:
> Ok, I just spent 1.5 days on debugging a problem and I was ready to
> throw my Laptop out of the window I was getting so frustrated.
> #1 I copied code from the arquillian adapter tests to deploy my own
> servlet.  When running in IntelliJ, all logging messages by the servlet
> and OIDC adapters were eaten and never displayed.
Keycloak logging disabled in 
. AFAIK it's disabled just because running whole testsuite produces very 
big logs, which caused issues with travis.

I hope it's possible to fix that and have Keycloak logging enabled when 
running from IDE, but still keep it disabled when running from command 
line with "mvn" command. Will try to look into it. Created : 

> #2 If you have a @Deployment it deploys it in @BeforeClass and only once
> for all tests run in the class
> #3 I  recreate/destroy my realms for every test
> #4 The default "min-time-between-jwks-requests" is 10 seconds...Because
> my servlet doesn't get redeployed per test, the 1st test would set up
> the cache for the realm key for the servlet.  The 2nd test would run,
> because the realms were recreated, there is a different key, but the
> min-time-between-jwkds-requests was 10 seconds so it wasn't updating the
> key and my logins would fail.  This was extermely frustrating to debug
> because of #1 and because it only happened if I was running all tests in
> the class.
> The workaround is to set "min-time-between-jwks-requests" to zero in
> your adapter configuration.  This is an FYI just in case somebody else
> runs into this.  Took me awhile to figure out.
Another possibility is to put private/public keys into your realm JSON. 
Then there is always same keys and same "kid" and application doesn't 
need to re-download it.

FYI. with my latest changes, there is no realm reimport for every test 
for most of the tests (see other thread I sent yesterday). But 
unfortunately this is not yet the case for Adapter tests (subclasses of 

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