MidPoint as CAS Client (Apache CAS Agent Method)

Last modified 23 Mar 2021 14:06 +01:00
This functionality is obsolete. It is no longer supported or maintained.
Unofficial functionality

This functionality requires modification of midPoint build, or even modification of midPoint source code. Therefore it is not officially supported - unless the support is explicitly negotiated in subscription.

The real solution to this problem would be Flexible Authentication. MidPoint platform subscription could be used to fund improvements in midPoint authentication mechanisms.

Thanks to Jason Everling for contributing this HOWTO


CAS Usernames must match midPoint user "name".

In this example I am using Apache with Tomcat 7, auth-cas and mod-jk

Apache installed and configured with SSL

Tomcat installed and configured working already with midPoint

Apache Configuration

sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-jk libapache2-mod-auth-cas

Configure mod-jk

Create a workers.properties file in /etc/apache2[source]

sudo vi /etc/apache2/workers.properties

Add the following


Configure apache2 sites

sudo vi /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl.conf

Add the following below the first default DocumentRoot /var/www/html

<Location ~ "/midpoint*">  AuthType CAS
  AuthName "CAS"
  require valid-user
  CasAuthNHeader Cas-User

JkMount /midpoint* worker1

Configure auth-cas

sudo vi /etc/apache2/mods-available/auth_cas.conf

Add the following

CASCookiePath /var/cache/apache2/mod_auth_cas/
CASLoginURL https://SERVERURL/cas/login
CASValidateURL https://SERVERURL/cas/serviceValidate
CASDebug Off
CASValidateServer On
CASVersion 2
CASSSOEnabled On
 is needed, auth-cas will use the server hostname in the service URL
redirect so we will override that, do not add a trailing / or add

Restart Apache2

sudo service apache2 restart

Tomcat Configuration

Confgure tomcat to use the AJP connector

sudo vi /var/lib/tomcat7/conf/server.xml

Uncomment the following so that it reads

<!-- Define an AJP 1.3 Connector on port 8009 -->
<Connector port="8009" protocol="AJP/1.3" redirectPort="8443" /

Midpoint Configuration

Edit ctx-web-security.xml

sudo vi /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps/midpoint/ctx-web-security.xml

Uncomment the following so that reads

<!-- For SSO integration use the following: -->
<custom-filter position="PRE_AUTH_FILTER" ref="requestHeaderAuthenticationFilter" />

Edit the following value "principalRequestHeader" in the bean "requestHeaderAuthenticationFilter" so that it reads

    <!-- Following bean is used with pre-authentication based on HTTP headers (e.g. for SSO integration) -->
     <beans:property name="principalRequestHeader" value="Cas-User"/>
     <beans:property name="authenticationManager" ref="authenticationManager" />

 <beans:bean id="logoutHandler" class="com.evolveum.midpoint.web.security.AuditedLogoutHandler">        <beans:property name="defaultTargetUrl" value="https://SERVERURL/cas/logout"/>

Finally restart tomcat7

sudo service tomcat7 restart

User can now login to midPoint using CAS