How to deploy shibboleth service provider in Kubernetes environment?

Etienne Dysli Metref etienne.dysli-metref at
Mon May 27 02:55:55 EDT 2019

On 24/05/2019 15.17, Karthikeyan Sundararajan wrote:
> Is it possible to deploy shibboleth service provider in separate
> container and apache in separate container? If yes, has anyone done this
> already? Is there any docs?

Yes, having two containers with (apache + mod_shib) and (shibd) works
out of the box because, on Kubernetes, the network and IPC namespaces
are shared between containers of a pod. [1] It happened to one of my
colleagues. :)

I haven't seen any Shibboleth-specific documentation about this.


> Containers within a Pod share an IP address and port space, and can
> find each other via localhost. They can also communicate with each
> other using standard inter-process communications like SystemV
> semaphores or POSIX shared memory.

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