Peter Schober peter.schober at
Fri Feb 9 09:14:52 EST 2018

* Ernie Kinsey <Ernie.Kinsey at> [2018-02-05 20:54]:
> I’m looking for something that would create a metadata dump from my
> Shib instance.  I keep seeing references to something called
> “/etc/shibboleth/”  Most of the discussion I’ve seen is
> for Ubuntu, but I’m running CentOS 7.  Does anyone know if this
> utility is available for CentOS, and if so, where I can get my hands
> on it?

Ignoring that this was about something else after all, does
/etc/shibboleth/ not exist on the server you installed the
Shibboleth SP on? That's part of the official RPMs provided by the
Shibboleth project, that are build on/for CentOS. Obviously it
wouldn't exist on a machine that does not have the Shib SP software
Ubuntu is not supported at all by the Shib project (and hardly by
anyone else; Debian at least has an active team working on packages
and backporting) and there is neither in /etc/shibboleth
(due to Linux FHS) nor is it called It's called
shib-metagen there and lives in /usr/bin.

So none of the above makes much sense to me, as the CentOS packages
have that file exactly where you say, and Ubuntu packages do *not*
have it there (unless someone built the software from source in which
case all guesses about locations are off).

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