kpfoote at uoregon.edu
Wed Apr 2 15:09:12 EDT 2014
On 4/2/14, 11:42 AM, "Philip Durbin" <philip_durbin at harvard.edu> wrote:
>I'm interested in adding Shibboleth SP to the Apache httpd that comes
>bundled with my Mac.
>I just found* a wiki page at
>that has some very helpful information but it looks like it hasn't
>been updated in four and half years.
>Can anyone please give me a sense of running Shibboleth SP on Mac?
>Good idea? Bad idea? Easy? Hard?
>This is for (another, non-OIOSAML) attempt at adding Shibboleth
>support to an app (Dataverse) as I posted about originally here:
>Any tips are appreciated! Thanks!
>p.s. If someone is working on a homebrew recipe, please let me know!
>MacPorts is mentioned on that wiki page but these days use `brew
>install` whenever I can. Interestingly, `brew search | grep shib`
>shows me log4shib:
>p.p.s. Recent thoughts of mine on Shibboleth SP (especially vs.
>OIOSAML), if anyone's interested:
>p.p.p.s. Weird that mod_ssl doesn't "just work" by default on Mac (
>and http://superuser.com/q/73979/10881 ) ... I'm too used to Linux!
>Bonus question: Should I download a LAMP stack instead of using the
>bundled httpd on Mac?
>* via http://www.jeesty.com/shibboleth which starts with "Setting up
>Shibboleth has been one of my worst experiences in recent memory." :(
>... on RHEL/CentOS it's so easy with yum! :)
No experience at all in running the SP on OSX.
However, If it were me I would put my effort into setting things up on a
system similar to what your production environment would look like. IE: if
production is running on Linux / Glassfish combo then that is what I would
be focusing on setting up. That way you focus on making your stuff work
rather than getting bogged down with idiosyncrasies of a fringe case.
Vmware player or Virtualbox are your friends these days.
Probably not what you were after but. HTH
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