000032644 - RSA Authentication Agent for Web 7.1.2 on Microsoft IIS and Windows 2008 Server R2 has http 500 error when protecting ADFS Ver. 2.0

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Article Number000032644
Applies ToRSA Product Set: SecurID
RSA Product/Service Type: Authentication Agent for Web
RSA Version/Condition: 7.1.2 for IIS
Platform: Windows
O/S Version: 2008 Server R2 Standard (64 bit)

ADFS ver. 2.0 on Windows 2008 R2 can be protected with the IIS Web agent, not the newer AD FS agent ver. 1.0.1.  2-factor Authentication not working, when protect the Web Site then access; it gets this error
http 500


Server Error
500 - Internal server error.
There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.


Also it gets this error.
Error accessing site
HTTP 500 error with MSIS7012
You may also see HTTP 401, HTTP 402, HTTP 403 or HTTP 


Did not have the Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) API or SDK installed, so did not have WebID folder nor ClaimsAwareWebAppWithManagedSTS folder
No ClaimsAware
After installing WIF should see the following folders under Default Web Site;

\ClaimsAwareWebAppWithManagedSTS and 


 Claims Based


Install WIF following the AD FS 2.0 (AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Integration with RSA SecurID in the Extranet):
Integration with RSA SecurID in the Extranet 
Step 1: Preconfiguration Tasks 
includes IP, DNS, SSL and Install WIF and Sample Application 
Step 2: Configure AD FS 2.0 Federation Server Proxy 
which includes Reconfigure DNS 
Step 3: Configure the Claims-Aware Application 
including how to Run the WIF Federation Utility - which appears to create the ClaimsAwareWebAppWithManagedSTS under the default site 
Step 4: Test the AD FS 2.0 Proxy Solution 
Step 5/6: Install/Configure RSA Authentication Agent for IIS web 
Step 7: Test RSA/AD FS 2.0 Proxy Solution


If the ClaimsAwareWebAppWithManagedSTS Application does not show under the Default Web Site in IIS after installing WIF, you may have to manually add it.  
Add Application
Browse to the Folder
C:\Program Files(ver)\Windows Identity Foundation SDK\v(ver)\Samples\Quick Start\ClaimsAwareWebAppWithManagedSTS
Once the Application is added, you can follow the Implementation Guide to edit the Advanced Settings - Application Pool and change it to ADFS
Claims Based App Pool
One other thing, we saw Node Secret Mismatch with ADFS 2.0 protected Office 365 when Web Mail was accessed, even though the IIS Web Agent v. 8.0 RSA Authentication Agent Test Authentication was successful.  We fixed this with permissions;
1. Copied (not Moved!) node secret file securid and sdconf.rec from the RSA Agent directory to C:\Windows\System32
2. on the Properties of both copies of this securID file, we added Authenticated Users, and gave then both Read and Read And Execute Permissions


AD FS ver. 3.0 runs on Windows 2012 R2 and can be protected with the new RSA ADFS agent, currently ver. 1.0.1 as of Feb. 2016
Download the Microsoft Windows Identity Federation SDK here.
AD FS 2.0 Federation with a WIF