The Shibboleth V2 IdP and SP software have reached End of Life and are no longer supported. This documentation is available for historical purposes only. See the IDP v4 and SP v3 wiki spaces for current documentation on the supported versions.


See Source Code Access for repository information.

Building the Java Source Code

The shibboleth project uses Apache Maven 2 as its build system and as such you will need Maven installed if you wish to build Shibboleth from source.


It is recommended that you use the java-idp-main repository, REL_2 branch, when building the Java IdP. This repository contains SVN externals that causes the latest java-shib-common and java-idp code to be checked out as well. It also contains a Maven project file that will build both projects. The final results will be in the java-idp/target directory. Additional the project will aggregate the junit, javadoc, and jxr reports and place them in the java-idp-main/target/site directory.

To build everything use the following commands:

Building and installing the latest Java v2 parent Maven project
$ git clone
$ cd java-parent-project-v2
$ mvn -DskipTests install
Building the latest OpenSAML2 version from source
$ svn co java-opensaml2-main
$ cd java-opensaml2-main
$ mvn -DskipTests install
Building the latest IdP version from source
$ svn co java-shib-idp2-main
$ cd java-shib-idp2-main
$ mvn -DskipTests install

The resulting files will be in the java-shib-idp2-main/java-shib-idp2/target directory.

Discovery Service

Checkout the java-wayf, REL_1 branch. Run mvn install

Building the C++ Source Code

The various projects that contain C++ source are offered with both Windows IDE project files and autoconf-based Unix packages using the standard configure/make/make install sequence. Detailed information on source builds is available from the OS-specific pages linked on the Installation topic. There's also a page describing the overall C++ development process.