How to make ajax CORS requests to shibboleth protected rest api?

Jim Fox fox at
Wed May 27 15:15:11 EDT 2015

> I don't really follow the rest of the message, but that is the technical situation. AJAX calls normally have to happen after the browser has negotiated for a session (by virtue of them having access to the same cookie store when they make the calls to the server).

We do this cross-domain ajax using an oauth mechanism.  The original site, where you have a session, sets a token on the app's page.  Your ajax code includes this token in requests to the remote site where it is used for authn.  It's not shib or saml.


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