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README.md

Metadata Transforms

XSLT transformations of SAML metadata

Installation

The scripts in this repository depend on a Bash Library of basic scripts. Download and install the latter before continuing.

Download the source, change directory to the source directory, and install the source into /tmp as follows:

$ export BIN_DIR=/tmp/bin
$ export LIB_DIR=/tmp/lib
$ ./install.sh $BIN_DIR $LIB_DIR

or install into your home directory:

$ export BIN_DIR=$HOME/bin
$ export LIB_DIR=$HOME/lib
$ ./install.sh $BIN_DIR $LIB_DIR

An installation directory will be created if one doesn't already exist. In any case, the following files will be installed:

$ ls -1 $BIN_DIR
http_xsltproc.sh
process_export_aggregate.sh
process_main_aggregate.sh

$ ls -1 $LIB_DIR 
list_all_IdP_DisplayNames_csv.xsl
list_all_IdPs_csv.xsl
list_all_RandS_IdPs_csv.xsl
list_all_RandS_SPs_csv.xsl
list_all_SPs_csv.xsl
security_contacts_legacy_list_csv.xsl
security_contacts_summary_json.xsl
security_contacts_summary_local_json.xsl

Overview

Bash script http_xsltproc.sh is a wrapper around the xsltproc command-line tool. Unlike xsltproc, the http_xsltproc.sh script fetches the target XML document from an HTTP server using HTTP Conditional GET [RFC 7232]. If the server responds with 200, the script caches the resource and returns the response body. If the server responds with 304, the script returns the cached resource instead. See the inline help file for details:

$ $BIN_DIR/http_xsltproc.sh -h

The http_xsltproc.sh script requires two environment variables. CACHE_DIR is the absolute path to the cache directory (which may or may not exist) whereas LIB_DIR specifies a directory containing various helper scripts.

For example, let's use the library installed in the previous section and specify the cache as follows:

$ export CACHE_DIR=/tmp/cache

The following examples show how to use the script to create some cron jobs on incommon.org.

Example #1

The goal is to transform InCommon metadata into the following CSV file:

The above resource is used to construct a List of IdP Display Names in the spaces wiki.

Suppose there is an automated process that transforms the main InCommon metadata aggregate into the CSV file at the above URL. Specifically, let's suppose the following process runs every hour on incommon.org:

# determine the metadata location
xml_location=http://md.incommon.org/InCommon/InCommon-metadata.xml

# create the resource
xsl_file=$LIB_DIR/list_all_IdP_DisplayNames_csv.xsl
resource_file=/tmp/all_IdP_DisplayNames.csv
$BIN_DIR/http_xsltproc.sh -F -o $resource_file $xsl_file $xml_location
exit_code=$?
[ $exit_code -eq 1 ] && exit 0  # short-circuit if 304 response
if [ $exit_code -gt 1 ]; then
	echo "ERROR: http_xsltproc.sh failed with status code: $exit_code" >&2
	exit $exit_code
fi

# move the resource to the web directory
resource_dir=/home/htdocs/www.incommonfederation.org/federation/metadata/
/bin/mv $resource_file $resource_dir

Observe that the command http_xsltproc.sh -F forces a fresh SAML metadata file. If the server responds with 304 Not Modified, the process terminates without updating the resource file.

Example #2

The goal is to transform InCommon metadata into the following pair of CSV files:

The above resources are used to construct the List of Research and Scholarship Entities in the spaces wiki.

Suppose there is an automated process that transforms the main InCommon metadata aggregate into the CSV files at the above URLs. Specifically, let's suppose the following process runs every hour on incommon.org:

# determine the metadata location
xml_location=http://md.incommon.org/InCommon/InCommon-metadata.xml

# create the first resource
xsl_file=$LIB_DIR/list_all_RandS_IdPs_csv.xsl
resource1_file=/tmp/all_RandS_IdPs.csv
$BIN_DIR/http_xsltproc.sh -F -o $resource1_file $xsl_file $xml_location
exit_code=$?
[ $exit_code -eq 1 ] && exit 0  # short-circuit if 304 response
if [ $exit_code -gt 1 ]; then
	echo "ERROR: http_xsltproc.sh failed with status code: $exit_code" >&2
	exit $exit_code
fi

# create the second resource
xsl_file=$LIB_DIR/list_all_RandS_SPs_csv.xsl
resource2_file=/tmp/all_RandS_SPs.csv
$BIN_DIR/http_xsltproc.sh -C -o "$resource2_file" "$xsl_file" "$xml_location"
exit_code=$?
[ $exit_code -eq 1 ] && exit 0  # short-circuit if not cached
if [ $exit_code -gt 1 ]; then
	echo "ERROR: http_xsltproc.sh failed with status code: $exit_code" >&2
	exit $exit_code
fi

# move the resources to the web directory
resource_dir=/home/htdocs/www.incommonfederation.org/federation/metadata/
/bin/mv $resource1_file $resource2_file $resource_dir

Observe the commands http_xsltproc.sh -F and http_xsltproc.sh -C. The former forces a fresh SAML metadata file as in the previous example; the latter goes directly to cache. If file is not in the cache (which is highly unlikely), the process terminates without updating any resource files.

Example #3

The goal is to transform InCommon metadata into the following pair of CSV files:

The above resources are used to construct the List of Exported Entities in the spaces wiki.

Suppose there is an automated process that transforms the InCommon export aggregate into the CSV files at the above URLs. Specifically, let's suppose the following process runs every hour on incommon.org:

# determine the metadata location
xml_location=http://md.incommon.org/InCommon/InCommon-metadata-export.xml

# create the first resource
xsl_file=$LIB_DIR/list_all_IdPs_csv.xsl
resource1_file=/tmp/all_exported_IdPs.csv
$BIN_DIR/http_xsltproc.sh -F -o $resource1_file $xsl_file $xml_location
exit_code=$?
[ $exit_code -eq 1 ] && exit 0  # short-circuit if 304 response
if [ $exit_code -gt 1 ]; then
	echo "ERROR: http_xsltproc.sh failed with status code: $exit_code" >&2
	exit $exit_code
fi

# create the second resource
xsl_file=$LIB_DIR/list_all_SPs_csv.xsl
resource2_file=/tmp/all_exported_SPs.csv
$BIN_DIR/http_xsltproc.sh -C -o "$resource2_file" "$xsl_file" "$xml_location"
exit_code=$?
[ $exit_code -eq 1 ] && exit 0  # short-circuit if not cached
if [ $exit_code -gt 1 ]; then
	echo "ERROR: http_xsltproc.sh failed with status code: $exit_code" >&2
	exit $exit_code
fi

# move the resources to the web directory
resource_dir=/home/htdocs/www.incommonfederation.org/federation/metadata/
/bin/mv $resource1_file $resource2_file $resource_dir

The commands http_xsltproc.sh -F and http_xsltproc.sh -C behave exactly as described in the previous example.

Compatibility

The executable scripts are compatible with GNU/Linux and Mac OS. The library files are written in XSLT 1.0.

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