We have an older galaxy installation (uses universe_wsgi.ini config file),
that's configured for external user authentication, provided by our Apache
proxy setup which uses Shibboleth to our campus authentication system. This
works just fine.
I'm setting up a new galaxy installation, the configuration files are now
different, i.e. galaxy.ini, etc., and am having trouble getting the same
authentication mechanism to work. I have the same Apache proxy configuration
that I do on the old galaxy, and I've set "use_remote_user = True" in
galaxy.ini. When I go to the new galaxy URL, it correctly goes to our Shibbleth
authentication screen, but upon returning to galaxy after successful
authentication, I get an error "The proxy server received an invalid response
from an upstream server."
I have verified that Shibboleth is returning the same information to both the
old galaxy server and the new galaxy server. I believe galaxy is looking for
the REMOTE_USER value, which is indeed being provided. In my case it provides:
Am I missing something in the galaxy configuration?
ITS - Research Computing Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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