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CAS SSO plugin for The Fascinator

This project is a plugin for The Fascinator project: though, typically, it would be used in an institutional build of ReDBox: .

This plugin assumes that a CAS server has already been setup for use within the institution.

Note that CAS is only used for authentication (not authorisation), so you will need to configure a roles plugin separately to assign roles to logged in users.

To compile the fascinator-authn-cas plugin:

#> mvn install

To include the CAS plugin in your institutional build (when using ReDBox for example), add the following dependency to your pom.xml:


You will need to add the unpack-cas-conf execution to the maven-dependency-plugin:

       <!-- 1st - Unpack Generic Mint setup -->

				<!-- CAS Resources -->


In the sso section of home/config/system-config.json, enable the CAS plugin:

"sso": {
    	"plugins": ["CAS"],


Add the CAS configuration section (at the top level of the JSON config):

"CAS": {
    "casServerUrl": "",
    "ssoLogout": true,
    "ticketValidatorClassName": "org.jasig.cas.client.validation.Cas20ServiceTicketValidator"


The casServerUrl element defines the URL prefix for all CAS server requests. The CAS plugin will suffix this URL with the appropriate CAS command (eg. validate) and parameters. This element is mandatory.


The ssoLogout element contains a boolean value that tells the CAS plugin whether it should notify the CAS server when a user has logged out. This tells the CAS server that the user needs to supply their password for the next CAS login. This element is optional. If omitted, this value defaults to false.


The ticketValidatorClassName element defines the fully qualified class name that should be used to validate CAS tickets. This value will depend on the version of the CAS server. This element is optional. If omitted, this value will default to "org.jasig.cas.client.validation.Cas10TicketValidator.Cas10TicketValidator".

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