Passing Shibboleth SP Headers to Tomcat on IIS 7 with Tomcat Connector

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Sat Sep 20 13:32:18 EDT 2014

On 9/20/14, 6:30 AM, "Peter Schober" <peter.schober at> wrote:

>* Gary Gwin <ggwin at> [2014-09-20 01:02]:
>> Or, is there an alternative way for a Servlet in Tomcat to get a
>> handle to such Shibboleth information?
>Kind of: Replacing MS-IIS with Apache httpd and mod_proxy_ajp.
>That also works with environment variables which is preferable to
>relying on HTTP request headers. (Not sure what the connector for
>MS-IIS you're using supports, you only mentioned headers so far).

Their connector might handle more, but the old APIs the SP uses in IIS
don't have the ability to set anything but headers, so there's nothing
else it can pass along.

-- Scott

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