SAML Authentication through IIS not working after 8.4 upgrade


I tried to upgrade SonarQube developer edition from 8.3 edition to 8.4 edition.
The upgrade seems to be OK except user authentication with SAML.

The error message is :
You’re not authorized to access this page. Please contact the administrator. Reason: The response was received at instead of

My configuration is :
Server OS : Windows Server 2019
Reverse Proxy : IIS with AAR and URL Rewrite modules
SAML : Microsoft ADFS
SonarQube Version that works with SAML : 8.3.1
SonarQube version that does not work with SAML : 8.4.2

I haved followed the tutorial described in “Operating the server” docuementation.
But since version 8.4, there is this message in the official doc :
Note that the setup described in this blog post is not appropriate for SAML through IIS.

Is there something to change in IIS config to keep it working with SAML ?

Thanks for your help


Hi @RemiG,

I’m not an expert on IIS, but what I can tell you is that you need to set the header X_FORWARDED_PROTO to https, as explained in the HTTPS Configuration section of

I hope it will help you !