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Service Provider Installation testing.


  1. For testing purposes, a machine (or VM) with 1GB of RAM and 4 GB of free disk space for binaries, data and logs should be plenty.
  2. The machine needs to be enrolled as an IPA client.

How to test


First, install the IPA-client packages:

# dnf install freeipa-client

If you installed IPA with DNS then configure /etc/resolv.conf to point to it

nameserver xx.xx.xx.xx

Enroll the machine against your IPA master

# ipa-client-install

If you are using the IPA DNS server then it should discover the IPA master and prompt you for credentials to enroll. Use admin and the admin password selected during IPA install.

Install the Ipsilon packages:

# dnf install ipsilon-tools ipsilon-saml2

Configure the SP:

# ipsilon-client-install --saml-idp-metadata --saml-auth /sp

The metadata will be downloaded from your IDP and since the IDP is on our IPA master, we use that hostname.

We need to enable port 443 in the firewall:

# firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=443/tcp
# firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=80/tcp
# systemctl restart firewalld

Enable and restart Apache on the SP

# systemctl enable httpd.service
# systemctl restart httpd.service

Get the metadata from the SP (the path may need to be adjusted to match the hostname of your SP):

# cat /etc/httpd/saml2/

Or you can also browse to and download the file. This second option will also verify that your firewall is properly configured to let HTTP/HTTPS communications through and you have valid X509 certs.

Add the SP to the IDP:

  1. On the IDP launch firefox and authenticate to the IDP as the admin user,
  2. Click on Administration.
  3. Select Identity Providers -> SAML2 -> Manage -> Add New
  4. Fill in the Name field. The name you give the SP isn't important.
  5. Paste the SP metadata you previously obtained into the Metadata Text field on the form.
  6. Click the Save button.

Create Content

The installer automatically configures Apache to protect /sp/ so all we need to do is create the directory and add some content.

Create the secure directory and add some content

# mkdir /var/www/html/sp

Create /var/www/html/sp/index.html with these contents (be sure to modify the hostname in the link to match the hostname of your SP):

Congratulations, you're authenticated!
<a href="/saml2/logout?ReturnTo=">Log out</a>

Create /var/www/html/logged_out.html (note that this isn't in the sp directory) with these contents:

You've been logged out!
Now try to <a href="/sp/">log back in</a>

We'll verify that everything is working in the next test case.

Expected Results

All the test steps should end with the specified results.