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mdq-server Deployment Using Docker

This project builds Docker images allowing deployment of the mdq-server web application customised to serve up SAML metadata from various sources.

The following directories contain Docker recipes for specific deployments:

  • incommon is a deployment configured to serve up metadata from the InCommon Federation and the eduGAIN inter-federation metadata exchange service.

  • static serves up metadata sourced from a static metadata aggregate. The intended use is as a test target for Shibboleth unit tests.

  • ukf sources metadata from the UK Access Management Federation's production metadata aggregate.

Each deployment is built on top of the iay/mdq-server-base image, which factors out a lot of common configuration. The recipe for the iay/mdq-server-base image can be found in the base directory. You should build the base image before building any of the deployment images.

Note: The individual run scripts for the above deployments are customised for use on my own staging server. In this environment, the various mdq-server-* containers are placed behind an nginx proxy in a Docker network called nginx-109 rather than being directly exposed. You will almost certainly need to change these scripts for your own deployment.

The ./cleanup script can be used at any time to remove orphaned containers and images, which Docker tends to create in abundance during development. Use ./cleanup -n to "dry run" and see what it would remove.

Copyright and License

The entire package is Copyright (C) 2014–2016, Ian A. Young.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.


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