Problem in Shibboleth Installation

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Geo P.C.

Mar 16, 2012, 9:31:11 AM3/16/12
Dear Sir

We are new to Shibboleth and for SSO we are trying to implement it. Currently we are checking the installation in our local CentOS Machine with hostname geopc.local and for installation and configuration we are referring the urls: and

We downloaded and use yum for shibboleth. Please see the details:

[root@geopc bin]#
Using CATALINA_BASE:   /opt/apache-tomcat-6.0.20
Using CATALINA_HOME:   /opt/apache-tomcat-6.0.20
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /opt/apache-tomcat-6.0.20/temp
Using JRE_HOME:       /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0-openjdk.x86_64/
Server version: Apache Tomcat/6.0.20
Server built:   May 14 2009 01:13:50
Server number:
OS Name:        Linux
OS Version:     2.6.18-274.18.1.el5
Architecture:   amd64
JVM Version:    1.6.0_22-b22
JVM Vendor:     Sun Microsystems Inc.

We installed idp and sp and while checking the url: http://geopc.local:8080/idp/profile/Status we are getting “ok”. Now while accessing https://geopc.local/secure we are getting an error message:


The system encountered an error at Fri Mar 16 18:29:25 2012

To report this problem, please contact the site administrator at root@localhost.

Please include the following message in any email:

opensaml::saml2md::MetadataException at (https://geopc.local/secure)

Unable to locate metadata for identity provider (https://geopc.local/shibboleth)


In error log it shows WARN Shibboleth.SessionInitiator.SAML2 [1]: unable to locate metadata for provider (https://geopc.local/shibboleth)

Also while acceessing the url: http://geopc.local:8080/idp/shibboleth we are getting an xml page. Please see the attached file for its contents.

Please help us on it. Thank in advance.

Geo P.C.


Chad La Joie

Mar 16, 2012, 9:36:09 AM3/16/12
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The installation instructions for the IdP tell you you need to load
the metadata for the service providers with which you'll interact.
You didn't do that.

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Masud Khokhar

Mar 16, 2012, 9:36:45 AM3/16/12
Hi Geo,

Can you tell us what is configured under the following section in your shibboleth2.xml file?

<!-- Chains together all your metadata sources. -->
 <MetadataProvider type="Chaining">

Thank you.

Geo P.C.

Mar 16, 2012, 9:55:44 AM3/16/12
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In my /etc/shibboleth/shibboleth2.xml there is no section like this. Please see my complete file. Please help me in it.


Cantor, Scott

Mar 16, 2012, 11:12:19 AM3/16/12
On 3/16/12 9:31 AM, "Geo P.C." <> wrote:
>while accessing https://geopc.local/secure we are getting an error

Did you check that page?

-- Scott

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