Shibboleth IdP + O365 Modern Authentication client issue

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Mon Mar 9 13:09:20 EDT 2020

On 3/9/20, 12:58 PM, "users on behalf of Tim Murphy" <users-bounces at on behalf of tim.murphy at> wrote:

> However we are noticing about every 24 hours that users are being signed out of the mobile/desktop clients, and 
> being asked to login again.

Obviously the IdP can't possibly have anything to do with it. A paranoid person might argue they're implementing logic to guess at non-Microsoft IdPs and implement logic to make the experience worse so people won't use them. A person with common sense would argue the same because that's what vendors do.

>  Has anyone seen this behaviour when using Shibboleth IdP and Office 365? Normally mobile/desktop clients should
> be persistent and shouldn't force a user out, but asking here just in case.

Suffice to say that's a matter of opinion, I can point you to people who would vehemently disagree that that's a feature and not a bug. But obviously it should be IdP-independent.

-- Scott

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