SP starts up and runs but systemd things it timed out

Herron, Joel D herronj at uww.edu
Thu Sep 9 18:29:06 UTC 2021

I completed a source build of the SP and after configuring and starting it up I can confirm it’s working manually started. However, run via systemd startup timeout hits and restart on-failure sends it into an infinite restart loop.

I saw some mention of TimeoutStartSec as a potential workaround by setting it to something large like 2 or 4hrs but that seems like a bandaid for a miss configuration.

My timeout settings currently:


I’ve set logs to debug but I don’t see anything even mildly useful.

Seems like a disconnect between the shibd process and systemd not getting the return it expects.

My systemd file is the stock unit file as delivered; installed into /usr/lib/systemd/system/shibd.service
What else should I be looking at.

Build details:
Shibboleth SP Version 3.2.3
Library versions: log4shib 2.0.0, Xerces-C 3.2.3, XML-Security-C 2.0.2, XMLTooling-C 3.2.0, OpenSAML-C 3.2.0, Shibboleth 3.2.3


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