The relying party trust in AD FS is stopped when a request is made to AD FS for a delegated token

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Standard


When the front-end service makes a request to Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) for a delegated token, the back-end relying party (RP) trust in AD FS is stopped.


This problem occurs because AD FS asks Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) to handle the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 delegated token that AD FS originally created. However, WIF does not support the following attributes while the AD FS SAML 2.0 assertion has the InResponseTo attribute:
  • Address
  • Recipient
  • InResponseTo 
Therefore, WIF displays the error message.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft Support. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

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To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Server 2012.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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