Shibboleth SP and cPanel
yy247 at columbia.edu
Thu Aug 30 10:46:37 EDT 2012
I'm trying to provide a mod_shib in the Apache instance. It's a Drupal based site with installed
So far I found that cPanel my be using a module called mod_hosting
My impression is that Shib fails to map the request to the proper virtual host.
Sr. Application Systems Developer
yy247 at columbia.edu
On Aug 30, 2012, at 10:25 AM, Todd Piket wrote:
> 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
> todd.piket at so.mnscu.edu 651-728-3198
> "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." -- Benjamin Franklin
> On Aug 30, 2012, at 9:11 AM, Cantor, Scott wrote:
>> On 8/30/12 9:49 AM, "Yavor Yanakiev" <yy247 at columbia.edu> 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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