Unable to connect to the remote server. Unable to use 2nd factor for SMS/Voice and Push to Accept

    Applies to:
  • Legacy SecureAuth IdP
Deployment model:
  • On Premises
  • IdP Versions Affected: All


    When selecting a registration method to receive your Passcode, you get the error below.  If you scroll over the error message, you should see a more concrete reason why the registration method was unavailable.  For this particular error, you will see a message that states "unable to connect to the remote server".


    There are multiple causes for this error but the main reason is that the URLs in the system info tab for that realm cannot reach our cloud even though you can access the sites on a browser.  


    (1)Make sure that the certificate has the proper Network Service permissions.

    (2)Make sure that the cloud endpoints are accessible.  

    (3) Make sure that the Proxy Server Configurations are filled out.  This particular error, unable to connect to the remote server, is associated with the proxy settings not being configured.  That is why you are able to hit the cloud endpoints, but are not able to receive a SMS/Voice message.  After configuring the proxy, you should now be able to use SMS/voice as a 2nd factor.  

    SecureAuth Knowledge Base Articles provide information based on specific use cases and may not apply to all appliances or configurations. Be advised that these instructions could cause harm to the environment if not followed correctly or if they do not apply to the current use case.


    Customers are responsible for their own due diligence prior to utilizing this information and agree that SecureAuth is not liable for any issues caused by misconfiguration directly or indirectly related to SecureAuth products.



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