Redirect to ADFS Server due to Missing AuthNResponse for SAML Authentication

Published: 13 Apr 2018
Last Modified Date: 08 Jan 2019


When logging into a Tableau Online site, configured for SAML authentication with ADFS as IdP, users may be denied access and redirected to the ADFS server.

Additionally, the following error may appear in the tableau_authentication.log that can be downloaded from the Authentication tab in the Tableau Online Settings page:

|    ERROR | requestId=[abcdefghij], url=[/public/sp/SSO], status=[401], cause=[Error validating SAML message; caused by: Response has invalid status code urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:status:Responder, status message is null], displayableMessage=[null], exceptionClass=[null]


  • Tableau Online
  • SAML
  • ADFS


Update the ADFS Relying Party to include the following URLs:
  • Tableau Online Entity ID for your site, i.e.


ADFS does not send SAML AuthNResponse for Tableau Online authentication due to incorrect configuration.
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