Is it safe to remove "Refresh Trusted Security Token Services Metadata feed" after Uninstalling SP Workflow 2013?

Leonard Franklin 41 Reputation points
2022-05-07T01:45:05.11+00:00

Hello everyone, we have moved off of all 2010 and 2013 SharePoint workflows.

I uninstalled the 2013 workflow with these directions.
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/27689.sharepoint-2013-how-to-fully-uninstall-workflow-manager-1-0.aspx

Now, everyday I get a job failed on "Refresh Trusted Security Token Services Metadata feed." I can't find whether or not it is safe to disable/delete this, however everything I find online makes it appear to only pertain to SP 2013 workflows. Is it safe to delete/disable this?

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  1. Yi Lu_MSFT 17,471 Reputation points
    2022-05-11T10:21:27.797+00:00

    Hi @Leonard Franklin
    I discuss this timer job with others whose sharepoint 2013 does not have workflow 2013, "Refresh Trusted Security Token Services Metadata feed" does not appear on his server and it seems that it could run normally without "Refresh Trusted Security Token Services Metadata feed", so it is saft to use without it.

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  1. Yi Lu_MSFT 17,471 Reputation points
    2022-05-09T08:04:34.35+00:00

    Hi @Leonard Franklin
    “Refresh Trusted Security Token Services Metadata feed Timer Job” helps to refresh token when an access token expires after a few hours.

    There are many reasons which might cause a timer job stop running. You can follow the points below to troubleshot when the issue happens:

    1. Go to Start->Run->services.msc, find the SharePoint Timer service and restart it.
    2. Clear the SharePoint configuration cache:
      https://sharepointtechnicalsupport.com/configuration-cache-clearing-sharepoint-2019-step-by-step/
      https://www.zubairalexander.com/blog/clearing-the-sharepoint-configuration-cache/

    What's more, here is a similar case for "Refresh Trusted Security Token Services Metadata feed job" failure:
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/Lync/en-US/58ff3f98-fd04-4d75-8725-c795d11939fb/refresh-trusted-security-token-services-metadata-feed-job-failed?forum=sharepointadmin

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  2. Leonard Franklin 41 Reputation points
    2022-06-02T17:09:47.157+00:00

    Hello! Sorry, I kept meaning to log in and thank you, but it has been an insane 2 weeks. Thank you so much for you help. I disabled this timer service a couple weeks ago, and everything is running smoothly.