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Shibboleth on Debian Linux

Installing a Shibboleth service provider on Debian

Prerequisite: These instructions assume that you have previously installed Apache on your system.

Configure sources.list file

To install Stanford's packaging of Shibboleth Service Provider on a computer running Debian linux, the following needs to be in the /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb jessie-backports main non-free contrib

Each deb line should be on a single line in the file.

Install Shibboleth, Apache, and all supporting software

You will want to get your Apache web server up and running first. Then, as root, run the following commands:

  • apt-get update
  • apt-get -t jessie-backports install libapache2-mod-shib2
  • a2enmod shib2

Now that the software is installed, you can proceed with the rest of the configuration.

Last modified September 22, 2018