we work at the University of Oslo, USIT, The Research Computing Service
group (Norway). We are preparing a bioinformatics portal using Galaxy
and one of the requirements for the University of Oslo production is to
implement an authentication called FEIDE. Feide is local (for Norway)
IDp service based on saml2 which is yet different from OpenID. It
supposes the existence of metadata files on the sp server side
containing blocks with, e.g. (for idp)
'hint.cidr' => '220.127.116.11/16'
These blocks are read during the authentication process.
Galaxy seems to be only supporting OpenID and new idp-s are added
simply by adding a new url to OPENID_PROVIDER variable.
Is there a solution if we have to communicate metadata between idp and
And ... is your egg "python_openid-2.2.5-py2.6.egg" using pysaml? Can
it be rescrambled such that it can read some pysaml metadata files.
Thank you in advance
Nikolay Vazov, PhD
Research Computing Centre - http://hpc.uio.no
USIT, University of Oslo