Shibboleth SP and cPanel

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Thu Aug 30 10:11:00 EDT 2012

On 8/30/12 9:49 AM, "Yavor Yanakiev" <yy247 at> wrote:

>cPanel is a web hosting management tool used by many providers.

Ok. Without knowing anything about it, it's not really possible for me to
guess as to what problem you're seeing.

>It's a proprietary solution and apparently has different than the
>standard Apache approach to virtualization.
>By "standard approach" I meant your documentation describing Native SP
>Application model:

That's not necessarily applicable unless you're trying to create separate
SP behavior within the application. It's not typical that you can do that
with a packaged app, the integration just isn't deep enough in most cases
to do that.

>I have a setup that works fine on a server without cPanel but when I
>tried to port it to a hosting provider that is using cPanel it fails.
>Even the status page can't be seen.  The provider is using same version
>of CentOS as me and as far as I know, the only difference is the cPanel.
>The Shib log files look fine and no errors are recorded.

There's nothing there to go on.

>Do anybody from the Shibboleth community successfully deployed SP on a
>cPanel managed hosting solution?

Is the cPanel thing even part of the Apache you're dealing with? Is it
used to administer Apache or something?

-- Scott

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