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SharePoint 2013 – Issue: Frequent Authentication Requests

We had recently built a SharePoint 2013 farm that used Okta as its identity provider and started receiving reports that users were being prompted to re-authenticate.  Furthermore this would occur during both browsing and editing of pages, but was more problematic when content

Posted in PowerShell, PowerShell, SharePoint 2013, Troubleshooting

SharePoint 2013 and ADFS 2.0 Test with Claims Viewer Web Part

Overview When using SAML Claims through ADFS 2.0 it’s useful to have a way to validate which claims are being returned. We came across a web part that leverages a “TokenVisualizer” control and provides an easy solution to view the

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Adding Host Name Site Collections to existing SAML Claims Token Issuer

Overview In previous blog entries we have discuss adding ADFS and SAML Claims to a SharePoint 2013 environment.  Most examples work with a single Host Name Site Collection (HNSC) example and for that example everything works fine.  However what if

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SharePoint 2013 Configure People Picker to Resolve ADFS Identities

Overview In this article we will show some of the unintended side-effects of implementing SAML Claims authentication.  Additionally we will attempt to provide a solution for these problems that has been brought forth by the SharePoint community. SharePoint 2013 and

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