authentication flow howto/tutorial

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Wed Jul 12 15:57:52 EDT 2017

On 7/12/17, 3:53 PM, "users on behalf of Daniel McDonald" <users-bounces at on behalf of daniel.mcdonald at> wrote:

> I can see I need to create an authentication flow for it, but im having 
> a really hard time wrapping my head around how you write them. Ive 
> reread the relevant shibboleth page a dozen times but its just not 
> sinking in.

I suspect that's not true. Most mobile apps either rely on things the IdP doesn't support or rely on a web-based login process that should work fine out of the box. It is not a typical expectation that you would have to do anything, or that if you did need to that it would be a tractable project to take on.

I have not seen their app, but we have a contract with them. Nobody has asked me about it, but I can certainly download a copy and take a peek at it.

> Has anyone seen a tutorial or howto that explains how to do a simple 
> authentication flow, other than the official shibboleth wiki?

The code and the wiki are all that exist, and any examples you found elsewhere would be as likely to be wrong as anything else.

I don't know what your requirements are so it's impossible to assess how off track you might be.

-- Scott

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