Shibboleth SP getting repeated SAML Post requests

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Tue Aug 4 20:47:32 EDT 2015

On 8/4/15, 8:15 PM, "users on behalf of Chris Glaubig" <users-bounces at on behalf of cglaubig at> wrote:

>I have Shibboleth SP setup in IIS protecting a website that connects to an InCommon IDP
>I keep getting requests for the same page every second or so from the same client IP.

>I contacted the IDP team, but I was told that I misconfigured the Shibboleth SP and caused looping, however, I don’t understand if that’s valid or not, since this doesn’t always happen.

They are correct. For starters, you had better make sure access via http is impossible and if you aren't willing to do that then you'll have to make the necessary adjustments to ensure that redirects occur if that happens. That's the most common cause of a loop.

-- Scott

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