Issues getting GitHub configured to utilize Shibboleth IDP

Cahill, Charles (GE Appliances) Charles.Cahill at
Wed Aug 12 13:40:09 EDT 2015

Here is the link

Using SAML
SAML is an XML-based standard for authentication and authorization. GitHub Enterprise can act as a service provider (SP) with your internal SAML identity provider (IdP).
GitHub Enterprise implements the SAML 2.0 standard. We officially support the following identity providers:


I am going to double check my SSL backend settings. 

-----Original Message-----
From: users [mailto:users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Cantor, Scott
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 1:36 PM
To: Shib Users
Subject: Re: Issues getting GitHub configured to utilize Shibboleth IDP

On 8/12/15, 1:31 PM, "users on behalf of Cahill, Charles (GE Appliances)" <users-bounces at on behalf of Charles.Cahill at> wrote:

>I am getting the below,  can you guys tell me what may be the problem while configuring GitHub to use Shib.

I wasn't aware GitHub supported SAML.

>Thanks !
>13:28:41.269 [http-bio-8443-exec-10] WARN  e.i.m.s.i.p.saml2.SSOProfileHandler - Error decoding authentication request message
> This message decoder only supports the HTTP POST method

I suppose you're routing messages that aren't encoded with the POST binding to the POST endpoint.

-- Scott

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