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Cache Primer for Sharepoint with ADFSv3

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Overview

The first time a browser hits a sharepoint site after a restart, the caches are empty, so the page can take a while to load. One can script something to silently hit a sharepoint web-frontends, causing it to build caches and preventing any real people from experiencing that.

This tool does this for a specific circumstance where it’s kind of hard to script it without better tools - where normal NTML authentication doesn’t work, because there is ADFSv3 authentication configured, and where there may be a number of web-frontends behind a load balancer.

I don’t know why this is required. I’m not a sharepoint admin. Maybe it’s an artifact of a particular setup.

Installation

Simple install:

pip install sharepointcacheprimer

Usage

usage: sharepointcacheprimer [-h] config site [site …]

Connect to sharepoint site, authenticate, and load a page, thereby priming the caches. The configuration file should contain a section defining each site you are priming.

positional arguments:

config configuration ini file site sites (section names) in configuration ini file to prime

optional arguments:
-h, --help

show this help message and exit

Configuration

See the included ‘example.ini’ for details.

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