Question about idp and sp urls

Nate Klingenstein ndk at
Wed Nov 5 11:57:35 EST 2014


This background might be helpful to you:

Hostnames are intended to be hostnames.  The installer is just building a configuration files from templates for your convenience.  You can pick pretty much whatever you’d like for any of it as long as a client would resolve it and an SP recognize you.

Hope this helps,

On Nov 5, 2014, at 9:52 AM, Stamatis Rapanakis <stamrapanakis at<mailto:stamrapanakis at>> wrote:

Hello to everyone. I am trying to understand and make Shibboleth work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. One of my questions is that when I installed IDP, I have set "Fully Qualified hostname":<>/idp

Similar, regarding SP I have set the ServerName:<>

Is this acceptable? The address<> is my localhost ( and I would like to be able to test the installation with urls like:

http://localhost/sp (e.g.

without having to create a (new) urls like<>,<>.


       Stamatis Rapanakis

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