I am trying to add a IdentityProvider in Sitecore 9.3 as shown below:

  <identityProviders hint="list:AddIdentityProvider">
    <identityProvider id="sc9devsujana.azureAD" type="Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.Configuration.DefaultIdentityProvider, Sitecore.Owin.Authentication">
      <param desc="name">$(id)</param>
      <param desc="domainManager" type="Sitecore.Abstractions.BaseDomainManager" resolve="true" />
      <caption>Sign-in with Azure Active Directory</caption>
  <!-- Property initializer assigns claim values to sitecore user properties -->
  <propertyInitializer type="Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.Services.PropertyInitializer, Sitecore.Owin.Authentication">
    <maps hint="list">
      <map name="email claim" type="Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.Services.DefaultClaimToPropertyMapper, Sitecore.Owin.Authentication" resolve="true">
        <data hint="raw:AddData">
          <!--claim name-->
          <source name="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/emailaddress" />
          <!--property name-->
          <target name="Email" />
      <map name="Name claim" type="Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.Services.DefaultClaimToPropertyMapper, Sitecore.Owin.Authentication" resolve="true">
        <data hint="raw:AddData">
          <!--claim name-->
          <source name="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/givenname" />
          <!--property name-->
          <target name="Name" />
    <mapEntry name="all" type="Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.Collections.IdentityProvidersPerSitesMapEntry, Sitecore.Owin.Authentication" resolve="true" >
      <sites hint="list">
      <!-- Registered identity providers for above providers -->
      <identityProviders hint="list:AddIdentityProvider">
        <identityProvider ref="federatedAuthentication/identityProviders/identityProvider[@id='sc9devsujana.azureAD']" />
       <!-- ExternalUserBuilder is what creates a user with customusername in Sitecore and assigns roles based on claim transformation configured above -->
      <externalUserBuilder type="Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.Services.DefaultExternalUserBuilder, Sitecore.Owin.Authentication" resolve="true" >
        <param desc="isPersistentUser">true</param>

On loading, it gives an error enter image description here Any help on how to resolve this much appreciated.

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Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.Configuration.IdentityProvider is an abstract class. You either need to implement your own provider that inherits from that abstract class or use the default implementation provided by Sitecore: Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.Configuration.DefaultIdentityProvider

Relevant section from the documentation:

Enter values for the id and type attributes. The type must implement the abstract class Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.Configuration.IdentityProvider. Sitecore has a default implementation –Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.Configuration.DefaultIdentityProvider.

  • I tried with defaultIdentityProvider and it returns the following error Server Error in '/' Application. Identity provider "" was not found in configuration.
    – Sujana
    May 9, 2020 at 10:28
  • 1
    I tried the configuration you've shared in the question and I did get one error after changing the IdentityProvider to DefaultIdentityProvider but that seemed to be related to the resolve="true" attribute you've added to the provider declaration. Once I removed that I didn't see any errors May 9, 2020 at 10:55
  • That's interesting, is that Sitecore 9.3? This code works in 9.0.2, but mine gives error in 9.3
    – Sujana
    May 9, 2020 at 11:59
  • the environment I tested in was 9.2. Maybe something has changed in 9.3? May 9, 2020 at 12:07
  • That's right, I am looking for that change, not able to figure out the exact problem. Thanks for your time Christian
    – Sujana
    May 9, 2020 at 14:11

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