Shibboleth 3.3.1 install on brand new Windows Server

Morris, Andi amorris at
Mon May 8 07:33:16 EDT 2017

Hi all,
I'm seeing the exact same thing on a freshly built Jetty 9.3.19 deployment with Shib IdP 3.3.1 on CentOS. Obviously this isn't packaged inside the installer, but I was wondering how I can resolve it.

I have the tmp folder created inside my base directory, with read and write permissions for the jetty user. I've added .donotdelete file inside that folder as I saw reference to this in the Shibboleth issues site, but I still see the same error logged in my start.log


export JAVA_OPTIONS="-Xms128m -Xmx2048m -server -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+CMSClassUnloadingEnabled"

the following line is in the /opt/shibbase/start.ini file:

Output of start.log:

StartLog Establishing /opt/shibbase/logs/start.log on Mon May 08 12:17:53 BST 2017
java.nio.file.NoSuchFileException: tmp/
        at sun.nio.fs.UnixException.translateToIOException(
        at sun.nio.fs.UnixException.rethrowAsIOException(
        at sun.nio.fs.UnixException.rethrowAsIOException(
        at sun.nio.fs.UnixFileSystemProvider.newByteChannel(
        at java.nio.file.Files.newByteChannel(
        at java.nio.file.Files.createFile(
        at java.nio.file.TempFileHelper.create(
        at java.nio.file.TempFileHelper.createTempFile(
        at java.nio.file.Files.createTempFile(
        at org.eclipse.jetty.start.StartArgs.getMainArgs(
        at org.eclipse.jetty.start.Main.start(
        at org.eclipse.jetty.start.Main.main(

Grateful of any pointers.


-----Original Message-----
From: users [mailto:users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Rod Widdowson
Sent: 23 March 2017 15:41
To: 'Shib Users' <users at>
Subject: RE: Shibboleth 3.3.1 install on brand new Windows Server

Steven (and everyone).

My apologies for that hiccough.  A fixed installer (service release version [1] is now available in the usual place.[2]

This is identical to the installer except that for new installs it will create the missing tmp directory.  It is needed for from fresh installs.  People who have already updated to 3.3.1 with the previous installer do not need to apply this service release..



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