We are trying to integrate our Sibboleth single signon for our new Blackboard Learn 9.1 system. Has anyone done signle sign-on using Shibboleth? Can you provide any kind of information as to how we can set it?
Any information on this will be very helpful.
I will appreciate any help in this matter,
I'd love information about that, too!
That post is a couple of years old.
What Blackboard version are you using at your school? There are some new authentication management tools in 9.1 SP8, and it looks like Shibboleth is now a built-in authentication option whereas before you would have had to set it up via webserver delegation in the authentication configuration properties files.
The 9.1 SP8 Shib integration is pretty straight forward. You have to abandon the Apache server provided with your base BB install and provide an Apache 2.x server with the Shib SP setup on it which then proxies to the BB Tomcat. In my case I was able to first setup an Apache2.2 server, install the Shib SP - get my 'hello world' webpage protected - then proxy thru to blackboard - then trim back the Shib protected content to just that which Blackboard wants protected (the shib login link). I found the docs fairly straightforward.
Where did you find the documents? The blackboard ones seem straightforward, but I cannot figure out, do I install some version of Shibboleth? I am already using Apache 2.2.3 with BB 9.1 SP9. Needing to know what we setup on the server to get the authentication building block to work?
please disregard previous posting.
Documentation is straight forward. However - not quite sure what to do with this step:
When creating your shibboleth2.xml file, set the following attributes:
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