Hyper.sh is a secure container hosting service. In this entry, I use a container to run the Shibboleth Identity Provider at hyper.sh

First start a centos container where you will run Shibboleth IDP. The command below run interactively.

./hyper run --expose 8080 --publish 80:8080 --size m2 -it --rm centos /bin/bash

On the hyper.sh page, attach a floating ip address to this container.

Now install some software packages using yum.

yum install -y tomcat tomcat-webapps tomcat-admin-webapps tomcat-docs-webapp tomcat-javadoc

Define some environment variables that are needed by tomcat.

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.8.0-openjdk-
export CATALINA_HOME=/var/lib/tomcat
export JAVA_OPTS="-Xms512"

Add the following two lines to /etc/tomcat/tomcat-users.xml

<role rolename="manager-gui"/>
<user username="admin" password="admin" roles="manager-gui"/>

Start tomcat just to make sure that everything is working so far.

/usr/libexec/tomcat/server start

Visit http://:8080/ to see the tomcat welcome page.

Visit http://:8080/manager/ to see the tomcat manager page.

Press ^C to stop tomcat.

Install and configure Shibboleth IDP.

curl -O https://shibboleth.net/downloads/identity-provider/latest/shibboleth-identity-provider-3.3.0.tar.gz
tar xfz shibboleth-identity-provider-3.3.0.tar.gz
rm shibboleth-identity-provider-3.3.0.tar.gz
cd shibboleth-identity-provider-3.3.0
cd /opt/shibboleth-idp/

Edit conf/access-control.xml to add ‘’ to the list of allowed ranges.

Change the ownership of files.

chown -R tomcat *

Create the IDP web application.

cat << EOF > /etc/tomcat/Catalina/localhost/idp.xml
<Context docBase="/opt/shibboleth-idp/war/idp.war" privileged="true" antiResourceLocking="false" swallowOutput="true"/>

Start tomcat and visit the /manager page. You could now see the /idp application.

/usr/libexec/tomcat/server start

Pless ^C to stop tomcat.

Now install the JSTL jar file.

cd /opt/shibboleth-idp/edit-webapp/WEB-INF/lib
curl -O https://build.shibboleth.net/nexus/service/local/repositories/thirdparty/content/javax/servlet/jstl/1.2/jstl-1.2.jar
chown tomcat jstl-1.2.jar

Rebuild the war file.

cd ../../..

Start tomcat and visit the IDP page at http:///idp. You can see the status page at http:///idp/status. And more information at http:///idp/shibboleth.

/usr/libexec/tomcat/server start