In which I summarize recent Unicon participation in and contributions to the Jasig CAS open source Java single sign-on product project, for a rather long meaning of “recent”.
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So, attached is a quick dirty script I wrote to see if I can connect to an Apache Tomcat instance over HTTPS. This may be useful in the context of a CAS server deployment where ticket validation may fail as a result of an SSL certificate being absent or misconfigured in the keystore.
Using the script, you can validate that HTTPS is enabled and functional quickly without going though Tomcat's startup/shutdown process. Simply change the URL address, recompile and test.
If you, like me, are going through a Shibboleth IdP install on a Windows 7 machine, after having configured all the necessary elements you may encounter an Apache Tomcat error that complains it can't bind on port 443.
To diagnose the problem, I ran:
netstat -o -n -a
The output revealed that the process listening on port 443 is has the system id 4, which Task Manager further explained was "NT Kernel & System".
Seeing extraneous Socket Timeout in your CAS log files? You may have overlooked the opportunity to turn off the single sign-out feature.
I took a few moments to write up a transcript of the audio from the recent Johns Hopkins University uPortal demo featured in the February 2010 uPortal Community call and I'm sharing that transcript in this blog post. I'd say this is a "good enough" transcript of the audio in the YouTube video, not a perfect transcript.
A couple weeks ago (March 17 - 21), I spent a very satisfying and productive week working at Johns Hopkins University. Chris Doyle and I spent the bulk of it developing something I consider to be a real gem: an implementation of uPortal's Groups and Permissions (GaP) API that discovers groups maintained in an LDAP directory and makes them available for use in the portal. You can find a more complete description of this technology, its features, and configuration at this wiki page.
I'm very pleased to see that the upcoming JA-SIG conference will have many seminars and presentations well-aligned with the uPortal project and the needs of uPortal deployers. I look forward to this conference and to being able to attend many of these presentations.