How to clean the SP after "shibsp::ConfigurationException"

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Mon Aug 20 12:44:52 EDT 2012

On 8/20/12 12:21 PM, "Rainer Hoerbe" <rainer at> wrote:
>I did not change any relevant element in shibboleth2.xml from the
>previous working configuration, and did not touch or any other config

Then I would guess metadata's involved somewhere.

>The strange thing is: In the error state I restored former, working
>versions of my shibboleth2.xml, restarted shibd with them, but the error
>state remained.

That doesn't seem strange to me at all.

> Although I did not believe that the browser cache could be the culprit,
>I tried with another browser from another VM, but it has the same result.

It isn't involved.

>So you are saying that all state is purged when restarting shibd?

Yes, but I'm saying that isn't what fixed it. It's not a state-related
issue. If restarting shibd made a difference, then metadata was involved,
and I'm mistaken about the error you get in that situation. One
possibility would be that there was metadata but it was off in some way.
Maybe that affects the error that it throws.

-- Scott

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