WS-Federation: Shibboleth handler invoked at an unconfigured location.

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Tue Dec 29 00:01:38 EST 2015

On 12/28/15, 11:51 PM, "users on behalf of Robert Lowe" <users-bounces at on behalf of robertmlowe at> wrote:

>So, am I right in thinking that in this situation (adding an extension library) one
>cannot rely on auto-reloading of shibboleth2.xml and must fully restart Apache?

Yes. More or less, everything above <ApplicationDefaults> is loaded only at initial startup and everything inside it (or referenced inside it) is dynamic. There are some minor exceptions to that, but it's mostly true.

I assumed you had restarted for the simple reason that Apache normally is spawning and shutting down processes anyway, so I figured you wouldn't have gotten that error on the Apache side.

-- Scott

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