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  1. Identity Provider
  2. IDP-1176

Windows MSI installer - Choose the DNS name, should mention FQDN

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 3.4.0
    • Component/s: MSI Installer
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      Description

      During the Windows Installer it asks two questions on 'Configure Shibboleth' (step 3).

      • "Choose the DNS name for this IdP. It will be used to generate the EntityID, Certificates and Metadata"
      • "Choose the Scope that this IdP will assert"

      The first field defaults to the machine hostname, but these together and because that is similar to other installers [where you might enter hostname in one field and domain name in the next] can lead to a common mistake. This ultimately results in the idp-metadata.xml and
      certificates being created with just hostname rather than FQDN, and the user has to re-install or recreate the certificates.

      The simplest way to deal with this might be to reword the first field just to mention that in most [maybe all?] cases should be the FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name). But there could be other options e.g. checking for a FQDN and issuing a warning if it is not one?

      Thanks,

      • Jon Agland, UK federation team, Jisc

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              rdw@iay.org.uk Rod Widdowson
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              g2sksi+jdomx00zgqaudqhgf5+i=@https://idp.jisc.ac.uk/idp/shibboleth g2sksi+jdomx00zgqaudqhgf5+i=@https://idp.jisc.ac.uk/idp/shibboleth
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