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2253268 - Failed to authenticate SAML response - Validation Error when accessing Learning


When a user tries to access Learning, the below error is received:

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Reproducing the Issue

The Issue can be reproduced when you set your browser to not accept third party cookies.

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Enable third party cookies in the browser used to access LMS:

  • Check your browser's help files for instructions on how to do so
  • Important NOTE - Please contact your local IT resources for guidance if you require specific exceptions for each browser within your company guidelines


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