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SAML SSO 400 Error 'action' parameter must be specified


SAML SSO 400 Error 'action' parameter must be specified


I have configured my service provider as per the following config. 
SAML Authentication - 4.4.x Documentation - AppDynamics Documentation


Below is the error i get. The weird thing is there is no 'action' parameter meant to exist in the SAML 2.0 protocol


HTTP Status 400 - 'action' parameter must be specified

type Status report

message'action' parameter must be specified

descriptionThe request sent by the client was syntactically incorrect.



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SAML SSO 400 Error 'action' parameter must be specified
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Hi @Caleb.Ardern,


Thanks for your post on the community. I see you were looking at 4.4x documentation, here is a newer version of that document.


Please follow backup if you experience a different outcome with the latest documentation.

Ryan, AppDynamics Community Manager

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Hi Caleb


Could you provide some more info around what you are setting up..

1. What SAML Provider are you using, Azure Ad etc.?

2. Can you document a step by step setup procedure you followed?

3. I am assuming you are getting that error, after authenticating with your SAML IdP, when the IDP provider posts back the response to AppDynamics?


TO check this, you can install a SAML tracing extension in your browser, and then you can have a look at what SAML posts are being generated, that will significantly help in understanding where the problem is.

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