[SciFed] Tomcat 6 requirement for Shib IDP
sychan at lbl.gov
Wed Jan 25 18:37:10 GMT 2012
At NERSC we're running tomcat6 on CentOS as well using the rpms
from the jpackage repo. So they are available, but maybe not from the
main CentOS repositories.
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Nate Klingenstein <ndk at internet2.edu> wrote:
> I asked the lead developer of the IdP for details as to why Tomcat 5 is not
> supported. Apparently Tomcat 5 has a problem parsing
> specification-compliant cookies that they have chosen to not fix, with the
> suggested remedy of "upgrade to 6." As a result, we can only support Tomcat
> Tomcat 6 packages are available directly from the Tomcat project's website:
> Future distributions of the IdP with an embedded servlet container would
> hopefully reduce the amount of package management you'll need to do.
> Hope this answers your question,
> On 1/25/2012 17:37, Dhiva wrote:
>>> The Shibboleth Identity Provider, version 2, is a standard Java web
>>> application based on the Servlet 2.4 specification.
>>> Apache Tomcat 6.0.17 or greater (NOT 7)
>>> Java 5 or greater (Java 6 recommended )
> My issue here is that Redhat/CentOS machines does have Tomcat 5 packages,
> but NOT tomcat 6.
> But the servlet specification is indeed 2.4, which matches with Shib
> I have used jpackage.repo in the past, but it is not consistently providing
> tomcat 6 packages for Redhat/CentOS.
> I would like to stay with Redhat/CentOS Package Repository, so i wanted to
> know if Tomcat 5 along with the OpenJDK.
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