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[openFATE 308204] Shibboleth web identity service
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  • Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 13:01:09 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Markus Kuhn (m_kuhn)
Feature #308204, revision 3
Title: Shibboleth web identity service

Package Wishlist: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Markus Kuhn (m_kuhn)
Partner organization:

Shibboleth ( is currently (2009)
being rolled out as the standard federated single-signon web user-
authentication system in academic institutions in the UK, US, and many
other countries. With it, web servers (especially at universities) can
easily leave user authentication and authorization to the
existing/emerging Shibboleth infrastructure.
Of interest to: website operators, especially at universities
Licence: Apache 2.0
It may be a good idea to split the Shibboleth Service Provider and the
Shibboleth Identity Provider functions into two seperate RPMs, as the
former will be used by a large number of sites, whereas the latter only
by a small number (typically one per University).

Test Case:

Use Case:

Business case (Partner benefit): Shibboleth is security-critical, runs a server, is
integrated with Apache, and depends on having very recent versions of a
number of XML, SAML, and crypto libraries installed. Therefore it is
not entirely trivial to install and maintain for every casual website
administer and thus it would be extremely useful if you could add it as
a standard package to the openSUSE and SLES distributions.

+ Discussion:
+ #1: Markus Kuhn (m_kuhn) (2010-03-10 13:00:42)
+ The developers of Shibboleth now provide officially supported SP RPMs
+ for
+   - openSUSE Linux 11.0 and 11.1 (i386 and x86_64)
+   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, 10, 11 (i386 and x86_64)
+ via the Build Service:

openSUSE Feature:

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