Apache + SP HTTP reverse proxy to Weblogic

Sykes, Andy a.sykes at ucl.ac.uk
Fri Nov 18 12:09:08 GMT 2011

Peter, David,

>That's also what the official documentation says:
> https://wiki.shibboleth.net/confluence/display/SHIB2/NativeSPJavaInstall

Unfortunately, the documentation only applies to the situation where you are using a servlet container that has an AJP13 connector (such as Tomcat or Jetty).

Weblogic doesn't speak AJP13. It really should, but it doesn't.

So I'm left with only a plain old dumb HTTP proxy, which I can't squirt env vars through. I can switch to request headers, but that is very much frowned upon.

The NativeSPSpoofChecking page says: "There are no known scenarios in which environment variables can't be used, including with Java containers, though sometimes extra effort or Apache settings may be needed." So I'm trying to establish if just setting headers with RequestHeader is sane (which would fit "extra effort or Apache settings"), or whether I'm missing something really obvious.

- Andy.

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