Recommended method to configure custom maintenance page with Shibboleth SP and Apache HTTPD

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Wed Apr 2 13:33:19 EDT 2014

On 4/2/14, 1:21 PM, "Dang, Minh (GE Global Research)" <m.dang at>

>Without Shibboleth, I usually do the following with Apache HTTPD. Create
>rewrite rules to redirect all traffic to a custom maintenance page if a
>certain file (maintenance.enable) exists. That way I can just create that
>file and all traffic is directed to the custom maintenance page without
>having to restart HTTPD. This doesn't seem to work the same with
>Shibboleth SP protecting resources.

There is no reason why that should be the case in general, and you will
need to find out what the actual error is.

-- Scott

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