Shibboleth consists of several individual components: the identity provider(IdP), service provider(SP), and discovery service(DS). You may choose to deploy one or more of these providers depending on your needs. These are only the basic installation instructions; the provider must be further configured and hardened for production use.
These instructions assume a default profile of SAML 2.0 SSO Attribute Push over HTTP POST. There are further instructions for enabling other profiles and protocols which assume the basic installation has already been performed.
Some of these build instructions are contributed by members of the Shibboleth community. If you encounter problems in the installation process, feel free to send a message to a firstname.lastname@example.org after checking the troubleshooting section and the list archives.