SAML 2.0 Error: Primary StatusCode


You receive the following SAML 2.0 Error:

Primary StatusCode: urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:status:Responder SecondaryStatusCode: None


The following could be possible causes:

  • There is a problem with 3rd party SAML product.
  • The ADFS Relying Trust is setup to do a Secure Hash algorithm of SHA-256.


The same issue applies with different potential solutions. 

The following could be possible solutions:

  • Edit your Relying Party Trust and under the Advanced tab > select 'SHA-1' from the drop-

down. Export the ADFS Metadata again and import it back into Workfront.

  • The Microsoft reference to this status is as follows:
    "The request could not be performed due to an error on the part of the SAML responder or SAML authority."
    The following is a link to the Microsoft site with this error reference:
    Pursue this on the SAML responder or SAML authority side. 




This article last updated on 2017-09-15 14:39:55 UTC