Help setting up shibboelth 2.5.4 sp with shared session db

Ewing, Bill BEwing at
Wed Aug 26 10:19:31 EDT 2015


Thanks for the reply. I found the example file right after I posted the email and got the needed components and placement I needed. I'm now getting a loadable config w/ the shibd check. As far as the bugs in the odbc drivers "I believe we are using Oracles" would the session sharing via using the shibd service on one node or a separate box be a safer option?


-----Original Message-----
From: users [mailto:users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Cantor, Scott
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:43 AM
To: Shib Users <users at>
Subject: Re: Help setting up shibboelth 2.5.4 sp with shared session db

On 8/26/15, 9:16 AM, "users on behalf of Ewing, Bill" <users-bounces at on behalf of BEwing at> wrote:

>I’m trying to setup a shared session db on my redhat linux shib 2.5.4 SP and am running into some issues. I’m using these config additions to the shibboleth2.xml file and wasn’t sure of the placement so I put them after the <sessions lifetime> section.

The wiki documents the order, there's an XML schema in the distribution, and there's also a full example file included (I think called example-shibboleth2.xml) that shows most/all of the possible elements in the right places.

Before you bother, note there are a ton of major bugs across all the ODBC drivers on Linux of varying versions, so unless this is a randomly lucky combination...

I keep all the bugs filed on that open in Jira, even though they're not our bugs.

>Shibd check error below.
>[root at zapidpaw1 shibboleth]# /usr/sbin/shibd -t
>2015-08-25 16:23:08 ERROR XMLTooling.ParserPool : error on line 39, column 37, message: no declaration found for element 'OutOfProcess'

That seems like a namespace bug, that's very strange. Something's badly corrupt in the file, something fundamental.

-- Scott

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