Get Shibboleth environment variables with Python

Peter Schober peter.schober at
Mon May 19 16:19:48 EDT 2014

* Liam Hoekenga <liamr at> [2014-05-19 17:38]:
> On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 10:41 AM, James Dore <james.dore at>wrote:
> > How do I capture the Shibboleth environment variables with Python? I’ve
> > written a small script that dumps out all the OS variables which Python can
> > see, and it runs immediately after a Shibboleth login. I was expecting to
> > see REMOTE_USER at least, but it does not appear.
> Are you doing this on the IdP or an SP?  Where does the script run?

This was about the recieveing end (an SP or a webserver in the vicinity
of the SP, possibly a proxy from what has been said so far).

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