Cardinus SAML2 integration

Mark Cairney Mark.Cairney at
Fri Nov 15 05:37:54 EST 2019


It's a bit of a long shot but has anyone ever set up Shibboleth to
interoperate with Cardinus (

We've been asked to however we've been told that they only support
IdP-initiated SSO.
At this point my reaction was "OK, a bit weird but not the end of the
world" so we've asked for their metadata and they've responded saying
they don't supply metadata files:

We do not supply Metadata files however, the below is all the details
generally used when setting up IDP initiated SSO.

End point URL:*********
Relying Party Identifier: *******
Relay State / Target App: Healthy working
EntityID: ********
UidIdentifier: NameID

(I've censored out some of the values).

How do I proceed from here? Is it a case of hand-crafting a stub
metadata file and praying to the SAML gods that it works?

I've checked and they don't appear to be in our Federation metadata.

Kind regards,

Mark Cairney
ITI Enterprise Services
Information Services
University of Edinburgh

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