Visual Studio 2015 RC repeatedly prompts you to enter credentials

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Release Candidate (RC) repeatedly prompts you to enter your user credentials when you sign in to the program or when you access different features in Visual Studio. This can occur immediately after you successfully enter the correct credentials for a Microsoft account or for a work or school account. This issue can also occur intermittently when you access different features in Visual Studio.


This issue has two separate causes.
Cause 1
Version 2.11 of the Azure Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) is not setting the internal IsMultipleResourceRefreshToken flag correctly for tokens that are associated with a Microsoft account.

Cause 2
The Internet Explorer session count may decrement to zero (0) during the process to acquire tokens that are required to access resources in Visual Studio.


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The download for the patch has been removed due to issues it was causing with users that upgrade to the RTM version of Visual Studio. We recommend users upgrade to the latest version of Visual Studio which has incorporated this fix.

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To work around this issue, start an instance of Internet Explorer when you use Visual Studio. This may prevent this issue from occurring. However, this workaround will not resolve all repeated prompts.

More Information


To install this hotfix, you must have Visual Studio 2015 RC installed.

Restart Requirement

You must restart Visual Studio 2015 RC after you install the hotfix.

Article ID: 3061894 - Last Review: 23 Jul 2015 - Revision: 1