configuring shibboleth on AWS using ELB

Deirdre Kirmis Deirdre.Kirmis at
Tue Dec 3 08:26:54 EST 2019

Nate, thank you so much for your response. Yes, my instance is behind a load-balancer, but I have a DNS entry pointing to the ELB AWS domain, which is what I am using for my SP address. What do you mean by "Get the virtualization on your instance to match ELB"? Will I be able to make this work?
Thank you!

Deirdre Kirmis
Web Application Developer
Discovery Services
ASU Library
Arizona State University
From: users <users-bounces at> on behalf of Nate Klingenstein <ndk at>
Sent: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:11 AM
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Subject: RE: configuring shibboleth on AWS using ELB


> however in my server log I get an error that the attributes are null.  When I try to "fetch" my site metadata, it just spins and never comes back as uploaded. When I manually upload the file, it acts like it was successful, but when I try the test it says my site is not registered. What am I doing wrong?

Sorry, in my haste, I missed this part of your message.  It's most likely that your site is behind a load balancer(obviously) and SAMLtest can't issue queries directly to individual nodes behind a load balancer.  Even if it could, it would receive the wrong answer.  Alternative possibilities exist, but this one looks pretty clear.  Get the virtualization on your instance to match ELB and then type in ELB as your IdP address.

You'd eventually have to do this with any IdP, so this is far from a fruitless exercise.

Take care,

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