Redis as Storage Service for SP

Brian Mathis brian.mathis at
Wed May 4 12:09:37 EDT 2016

On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 3:39 PM, Cantor, Scott <cantor.2 at> wrote:
>> However, I could not find if Shibboleth has support for redis in the
>> documentation and the wiki, next of Memcached implementation.
> The documentation would tell you if it were supported.
>> Do you know if Redis support is on the roadmap to be developed or maybe
>> already supported with a patch or module?
> No.
>> Next of that I'm interested in what kind of storage solution you used for the
>> Shibboleth sessions?
> Applications already require clustering, and most applications already have their own sessions, so you don't bother with the SP session after its created.
> -- Scott

What about in the case (that is identified in the docs), when SPs need
to make artifact queries to the IdP?  That's pretty clearly the kind
of thing where this is needed in a cluster.  Don't be overly literal
and say that this question is specifically about "SP sessions",
because it's obvious the meaning is the need for any related storage
to make a cluster work correctly.  Or are those scenarios not expected
to be used in a modern setup?

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