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Shibboleth Developer's Meeting, 2019-06-07

Call Administrivia

09:00 Central US / 10:00 Eastern US / 15:00 UK / 17:00 FI

Calls are normally the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Next call would be Friday 2019-06-21. Any reason to deviate from this?

60 to 90 minute call window.

Call Details

This week's call will use the Zoom system at GU, see ZoomGU for access info.


  • Rod Widdowson  IDP-1451 - Getting issue details... STATUS  Code refactoring.  Useful or rock-fetch?
  • IDP-1464 - Getting issue details... STATUS  
  • IDP-1463 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • java-support – renaming artifact / dealing with implementation classes





  • Progressing with RoleDescriptor for OIDC RPs (oidcmd:OAuthRPRoleDescriptorType)
    • Getting close to a successful PoC sequence with implicit flow (i.e. no client secrets needed yet)
  • GÉANT plugin team loses resources




  • Working on PoC for anti-csrf token. Very early stage document of options CSRF Mitigation Options
    • Very much a WIP, so maybe only a light scan for those interested ATM. 
    • Basic implementation of Option 1 complete in local branch, will push to private repo next week. Will work a feature branch for all options (locally and private repo). 
      • Possible that none of the proposed options will be desirable! but at least it has got me thinking.


  • Eclipse is broken for me
    • Debugging of HashSets 
    • Finding all references of a class or method
  • Is this some compiler option we are not useing (debug/release builds?) or some eclipse setup I'm missing? Or is it just life in the 21st century?  Is there anything better?


  • IDP-1434 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    • Configuration still evolving, but latest iteration is a single file, protocols combined to avoid duplication of display names
    • Display name/description moved out of resolver into new code
    • Added bulk passthrough data connector for attributes inside Subject
  • IDP-1456 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    • Tested inside External login flow


  • Some AWS progress
    • Can launch and stop EC2 AMIs using Jenkins via the EC2 Plugin
      • Run multi-configuration jobs via Elastic Axis ?
    • Have not been able to connect to a Windows agent
      • Will try SSH


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