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SSO identity provider metadata URL unavailable

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Small Business
Applies to:


This article explains how to interpret and respond to the following alert.

The table below displays where the alert appears and where it can be configured.

Alert Text Location
"URL for identity provider cannot be reached" Delivered by email and to the Alerts Overview of the administration console
"SSO IDP metadata URL unavailable" Settings > Notifications of the administration console


Warning - although this alert indicates a serious issue that should be addressed, it does not pose an immediate risk of data loss, security breach, or service interruption. If the problem is not corrected, however, more severe problems could occur.


This alert is triggered when your authority server cannot communicate with your SSO identity provider.

Potential effects

Users cannot sign in to your Code42 environment using SSO until this issue is resolved.

Recommended solution

To resolve this alert:

  1. Ensure that you have entered the correct network information for your identity provider in the SSO settings on your authority server.
  2. Verify that your authority server has a network connection to your identity provider and that no network changes (hardware, firewall rules, and so on) are blocking the connection.
  3. Contact your identity provider to ensure that their services are available.

Acknowledge the alert

An alert appears in the administration console's list of active alerts until someone dismisses it. To dismiss an alert:

  • (Version 6.5 and later) Go to Active Alerts, select the alert, then go to the action menu and choose Dismiss.
  • (Before version 6.5) Go to Alerts Overview, select the alert, then go to the action menu and choose Acknowledge.
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