Getting REMOTE_USER from the SP

Christopher Bongaarts cab at
Thu Feb 14 08:48:17 EST 2013

On 2/14/2013 5:51 AM, Tim Larson wrote:
> What I am trying to do is shibbolize a PeopleSoft application that runs a web server with weblogic.  The most common solution I have seen involves running an Apache reverse proxy server with mod_shib, mod_proxy and mod_rewrite.  So, it sounds like the piece I am missing is another custom program, possibly CGI, to get the REMOTE_USER value from the environment and add it to the http headers of the request before it goes to weblogic.
> Is that how you have seen it done or is there a way to do it with just Apache?

Shib populates REMOTE_USER from one of the attributes listed in the 
REMOTE_USER setting from shibboleth2.xml.  So you are most likely 
already sending the attributes from which it could be set.  Arrange for 
weblogic to look at the source attribute instead of REMOTE_USER and 
you're done.

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