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       shibd - Shibboleth daemon


       shibd [-tfFvh] [-c config] [-d prefix] [-p pidfile] [-w seconds] [-x


       shibd is the Shibboleth daemon.  It handles attribute requests from the
       Apache Shibboleth module and should run in conjunction with it.


       shibd takes the following command-line options.

       -c pathname
           Specifies the pathname of shibd’s configuration file. Defaults to
           /etc/shibboleth/shibboleth2.xml or the value of the SHIBSP_CONFIG
           environment variable, if it is set.

       -d pathname
           Installation prefix. Defaults to /usr.

       -F  Stay in the foreground.  Normally, shibd backgrounds itself after
           starting up.

       -f  Force removal of listener socket.

       -h  Prints out a brief summary of the shibboleth options.

       -p pathname
           Specifies the pathname to use to write out the shibboleth PID file.

       -w seconds
           Seconds to wait for the background shibd to start up before the
           foreground process returns.  If not set, the default value is three

       -t  Validates the general correctness of the configuration. Not all
           problems can be detected this way, but the chance of successful
           startup is high if the checking process does not log any errors.

       -v  Prints out the version string.

       -x pathname
           Specifies the XML schema catalog to use. Defaults to


       shibd is part of the Internet 2 Shibboleth project written by Scott
       Cantor <>.


       Copyright 2005, 2006 Internet2/MACE

       This program is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the Apache 2.0 License