Silent SAML login to Azure Active Directory fails with bad request

Artu Sa 21 Reputation points

We are using SAML protocol to communicate with Azure Active Directory. When we send a silent login request (IsPassive="true") we receive 400.
The error is "AADSTS50058: A silent sign-in request was sent but no user is signed in".

My question is if this is the expected behavior (400) when a user is not logged in?

Similar requests to ADFS ends up in 200 with a SAML response in return, where the response status is urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:status:NoPassive.
The difference in the behavior in the two systems causing us issues. I'm wondering whether this is an issue on Azure side, since in my understanding for a valid SAML request the response should always be a SAML response. Maybe "IsPassive=true" is not supported by Azure?

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  1. risolis 8,701 Reputation points

    Hello @Artu Sa

    Thank you for that great post on this community space.

    I have read the entire case scenario description and I would like to provide the following details down below:


    Furthermore, this can be expected if no cookie exists(its lifetime was expired or did not exist at all)...

    If you feel I am missing any details please correct me or do not hesitate to let me know

    Have a good one!


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