Question Regarding Shibboleth Setup

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Tue Sep 27 15:00:05 BST 2011

On 9/27/11 9:42 AM, "Juan Quintanilla" <jquin014 at> wrote:
>I'm new to shibboleth and I had a question regarding setting up
>Shibboleth Idp on a Red Hat 6 Server.  Is there any particular reason why
>in some instructions for setting up shibboleth  many are configuring
>Apache Tomcat along with httpd and mod_ssl on the
> front end, instead of just configuring Tomcat and leaving that by itself?

Historical mostly, and the need to override Tomcat SSL trust handling for
back channel communication, which for example does not currently allow for
Tomcat 7 usage without Apache in front.

>  Also is there a need to setup a DB backend for Shibboleth Idp.

Depends what you're doing with it. You have to know what you're using it
do to answer specific questions. It's not an assumed requirement.

>Would anybody have a link to a useful installation guide of Shibboleth
>Idp for Red Hat 6 64bit server?

The documentation is the documentation. It's Java, there are no
OS-specific requirements.

-- Scott

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