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Shibboleth authentication handler

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.. sectionauthor:: Russell Sim <russell@vpac.org>

Introduction
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This library provides classes to help with using urllib2 to access a shibboleth protected URL.

shib-login
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This commandline tool was designed to dump cookies from the CookieJar after successfully accessing an SP. These cookies can then be used by other tools like ``wget`` of ``curl`` to access the same shibboleth protected URL.

::

$ shib-login -i VPAC https://slcs1.arcs.org.au/SLCS/login
Username [russell]:
Password:
Successfully authenticated to https://slcs1.arcs.org.au/SLCS/login
$ cat ~/.shibboleth/cookies.txt
# Yummy shibboleth cookies
slcs1.arcs.org.au FALSE / FALSE 1250598932
_shibsession_64656561756c7468747470766a2f2f736c6373312e617263732e6f72672e61752f73686962626f6c657468
_186abd265ea87bf980fae2a16b0243e2


$ curl -b ~/.shibboleth/cookies.txt https://slcs1.arcs.org.au/SLCS/login
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<SLCSLoginResponse>
......

$ wget --load-cookies ~/.shibboleth/cookies.txt https://slcs1.arcs.org.au/SLCS/login
--2009-08-18 14:35:53-- https://slcs1.arcs.org.au/SLCS/login
Resolving slcs1.arcs.org.au... 202.158.218.211
Connecting to slcs1.arcs.org.au|202.158.218.211|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
.......


Changelog
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0.2 - Unrelased
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* added https proxy support via httpsproxy_urllib2 [Russell]
* buildout now used for testing [Russell]
* removed dependency on xpath, adds 2.6 compatability [Russell]

0.1 - 2009-10-27
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* pushed try count responsibility to credential manager class [Russell]
* chain now stops when cookie is set for initial host [Russell]
* added shib-login and shib-logout cli tools [Russell]
* updated to use adapter like pattern for processing forms [Russell]
* Initial release

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