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Shibboleth Developer's Meeting, 2019-04-05

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 2019-04-19. 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.


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  • (Rod)  Nightly CI builds, If we cannot achieve "all green" can we at least cut down false positives? (see also Tom's questions)
  • 3.4 patch



  • OpenSAML and IdP patch release so far includes:
    • Some IDP deprecation logging, etc
    • OSJ-265 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    • OSJ-270 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    • OSJ-271 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    • OSJ-269 - Getting issue details... STATUS
      • Daniel, status? Looks like not quite done yet?
    • Anything else?
      • More IdP deprecation log warnings.  Jira TBD (Rod).
      • Removal of xml-apis dep from IdP.  Jira TBD (Tom).



  • GEANT OIDC plugin 1.0 released on Tuesday
  • Started working with Phil on uniform/coherent OIDC metadata handling for both OP role and RP flow


  • Java 11 parent project now enforcing Maven 3.5.3 for builds.
  • Java 8 builds and views removed from Jenkins.
  • OSJ-274 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    • 5yo Hibernate uses 14yo dom4j uses prehistoric xml-apis.
    • Couple of options for solution to the Eclipse (and potentially, later, compilation) issue:
      • (maybe) update hibernate?
      • (tested) exclude the xml-apis dependency
    • Wider issue: this ancient stuff is shipped with the IdP: dom4j-1.6.1.jar, xml-apis-1.0.b2.jar
    • May well stop both v3 and v4 building and potentially running under Java 13, or even earlier releases such as Java 11 if they backport the fix.




  • Deprecations, deprecations, deprecations
  • Old style RP support and the installer (but need to get installer working first)
  • IDP-1429 - Getting issue details... STATUS .
    Need to choose caseSensitive
    • RegexSplit atribute definition
    or ignoreCase
    • ValueMap in Mapped attribute definition
    • StringMatcher attribute filter


  • Nominally done with time conversion
    • Eliminated "configurable" formatting of DateTime data in XML
    • Formatting of Instants – always install a time zone ID into formatter
  • IDP-1430 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • IDP-1434 - Getting issue details... STATUS
    • Working on a branch I'll push for review "sometime", not close to a real proposal yet
  • Roadmap IAM Online next Wed 2 EDT


  • Collection of broken things
    • java-identity-provider-v4-nightly-site "Too many open files" : jenkins needs ulimit > 8192 ???
    • Windows CI tests classpath issues with Java 11


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