Shibboleth Idp3 as docker install on AWS

Paul Caskey pcaskey at
Thu May 14 15:01:08 UTC 2020

Good answer!

Yay for “Infrastructure as software”!   :)

From: users <users-bounces at> On Behalf Of Alex Poulos
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:28 AM
To: Shib Users <users at>
Subject: Re: Shibboleth Idp3 as docker install on AWS

The main benefit for any deployment, IdP included, is that you have a single immutable artifact that contains most of your environment (code+config instead of just code). This makes testing things in different environments (locally, dev, qa, prod, etc.) easier. Deployments are generally easier too: you update a parameter specifying the new container tag and the orchestration software (docker swarm/amazon ecs/kubernetes vel sim.) takes care of deploying the new code/config in whatever manner you desire. Roll backs are also easier: just deploy the old container.

All of this is achievable with other means (puppet, ansible, etc...). But containers are a particularly good way to go about it.

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 8:56 AM Joseph Fischetti <Joseph.Fischetti at<mailto:Joseph.Fischetti at>> wrote:
I'm genuinely curious, because I've seen plenty of discussion about running the IdP in docker.

What's the benefit?

I understand many of the benefits of docker in general.  I don't see how those fit into an IdP deployment.
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