Shibboleth SP and cPanel

Todd Piket Todd.Piket at
Thu Aug 30 10:25:09 EDT 2012

I implemented cPanel once.  It is used to administer Apache, MySQL, etc.  Kind of like a GoDaddy client interface thing.

Are you trying to authenticate cPanel customers against Shibboleth or are you trying to provide mod_shib in the Apache instance customers get?  Or both?

I haven't used cPanel in a long while, but I'll try to dredge up some notes and ping a few people.


Todd Piket, Information Technology Services
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
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On Aug 30, 2012, at 9:11 AM, Cantor, Scott wrote:

> 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:
>> del
> 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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