passing attributes with reverse proxy

Tonu Mikk tmikk at
Tue Apr 5 12:14:43 EDT 2016


We have a Apache web server in front of a custom web server (Active4D).  We
are proxying the requests from the Apache web server to the Active4D.  On
the web server we implemented Shibboleth login and are able to retrieve the
Shibboleth attributes.  How can we pass these attributes to the Active4D
server?  I understand there is a way to do this by sending the attributes
in the http request header, but I haven't found a recipe on how this is
accomplished.  We would like to pass the eppn value to Active4D to have it
check for existing users in the database.

Our current Apache vhost configuration looks like this:


        <Location />
        AuthType shibboleth
        ShibRequestSetting requireSession 1
        Require valid-user
        ProxyPass /Shibboleth.sso !

        ProxyPass /
SSLEngine on
....SSL cert paths...- removed for brevity


Tonu Mikk
Adaptive Technologist | Disability Resource Center |
University of Minnesota |
tmikk at | 612-625-3307
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