IdP install issue

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Fri Nov 18 20:05:50 GMT 2011

On 11/18/11 2:41 PM, "Daniel A. Ramaley" <daniel.ramaley at> wrote:

>Hello. I'm trying to get the IdP running on a RHEL 6 server but having
>trouble getting it to start up.

Your container is not loading the right Xerces jars, so whatever you did
in that area is apparently broken.

>Any ideas? I'm not an expert at reading Tomcat logs. I've found a few
>things not included in the Shibboleth install documentation via Google
>that needed to be done, such as setting permissions on
>/opt/shibboleth-idp/logs, and including the "endorsed" directory in
>common.loader in /usr/share/tomcat6/conf/ But i've
>not yet found what the exact problem is.

If you had to change permissions, you installed the IdP as a different
user than you're running it under. The other part I've never heard of.
Endorsement depends on a Java system property. It certainly won't happen
*only* by manipulating that file. There should be a standard location it's
already endorsing, or you have to modify its startup.

-- Scott

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