FIX: An error occurs when you use a third-party CSP and HSM and then configure a claims provider trust in Update Rollup 3 for AD FS 2.0 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You apply Update Rollup 3 for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 to a server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

  • You use a third-party Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP) and Hardware Security Module (HSM) to generate and store private keys.

  • You configure ADFS 2.0 Token Signing to use a certificate that is issued by an HSM.


In this scenario when you configure a claims provider trust, you receive the following error message:

An error occurred during an attempt to read the federation metadata.


Cause

This problem occurs because of incorrect metadata generation.

Resolution

To resolve this problem, apply security update 2843638.

Status

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

References

See the terminology Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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