Blackboard 9.1 - Guidance

Richard Wendel richard.e.wendel at
Thu Nov 17 19:17:20 GMT 2011

I am looking for a little guidance on Blackboard integration. I am
integration with ADFS (SAML2, not the ADFS module), but using Shibboleth
per Blackboard's published instructions on how to integrate. Unfortunately,
their instructions indicate using Shib 1.1 (which I am having trouble
trying build at the moment).

I wanted to find out if anyone was using the Blackboard Shibboleth
authentication module with current (2.4.x) software and what additional
steps were needed. I have already repackaged the RPM for Apache 1.3.41 that
is included in Blackboard 9.1. I have it passing me to a "secure" area
after successfully authenticating against my ADFS, so it appears that my
Apache integration specifically of Shibboleth works fine.

My guess is that I believe previous versions used the Header vars to pass
info, and current uses the Env vars. In addition, they recommend a separate
mapped var (ShibMapAttribute) when using Ajp1.2 (which is what is there)
since REMOTE_USER doesn't get sent properly, which isn't an Apache
directive in the current versions of Shib.

Also, is there a way to log/capture the unencrypted claims after attribute
mapping in Shib so I can verify the claims mapping from ADFS to what Shib
expects like eppn, etc.

Thank you,

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