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Repeated error in the connector

Hello,

 

I have been having this repated error in my flow with this error message: 

 

Error from token exchange: Runtime call was blocked because connection has error status: Enabled| Error, and office365 is in the block list. Connection errors: [ParameterName: token, Error: Code: Unauthorized, Message: 'Failed to refresh access token for service: office365certificate.

Error: Failed to acquire token from AAD: AADSTS70002: Error validating credentials. AADSTS70008: The refresh token has expired due to inactivity. The token was issued on 2017-09-21T00:00:13.7564950Z and was inactive for 90.00:00:00. 

 

All my connections are connected. Can you suggest the next step I should take to resolve this error?

Thank you so much.

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Community Support

Re: Repeated error in the connector

Hi @anguyen,

 

Could you please share a screenshot of your issue?

 

The error message seems to tell that there is something wrong with the connections within your flow, the refresh token has expired due to inactivity within the connections of your flow. More details about the Refresh Token, please check the following article:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/active-directory-configurable-token-lifetime...

 

I could not reproduce this issue on my side currently, please check if there is something wrong with the connections within your flow. Please also consider take a try to update the connection within your flow with the following article:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/flow/add-manage-connections

 

In addition, you could also take a try to re-create a new connection to the connector within your flow and then try your flow again to check if the issue is solved. Also please clear cache of your browser and re-create your flow again to check if the issue is solved.

 

 

Best regards,

Kris

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Frequent Visitor

Re: Repeated error in the connector

In the end, I still did not know why I got that error, as I have reauthenticated connections and even created similar new ones.

I have also contacted ms flow support person, but they can't figure out what's wrong.

 

So what I did is I created a copy of that error flow, connected the powerapps to that duplicated flow and somehow it works. 

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Re: Repeated error in the connector

Hi Kris,

 

That mean I need to constantly use the app, so the flow could work? And for how long can it be inactive before it expires?

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Advocate II

Re: Repeated error in the connector

This error is occuring becuase you have MFA enabled on your tenant with a timeout sent on the token.  When the token expires, you will be required to re-authenticate any connections you have to O365.  If you setup a service account that does not have MFA enabled you can work around the issue until MS gets it fixed.  This is a known bug.

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Advocate II

Re: Repeated error in the connector

I work with An and can confirm that we have no MFA implemented on this tenant. The process intermitantly fails and then succeeds and then fails, etc. This is a serious issue with MSFlow and makes me very nervous using it. If I cannot rely on the system to send an email I now need to look at alternative solutions for this and not use MSFlow for emailing. I wonder what other parts of the system will intermitantly error? Is the a listing of all of the known bugs to help us decide whether Flow is the right tool for each use case where we need workflows?

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Kudo Collector

Re: Repeated error in the connector

I agree with @MarkW1 can someone from MS please address this issue?

 

@KentWeareMSFT

Dean Gross

Office 365- MSCA
SharePoint - MCSE
Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator Expert
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Re: Repeated error in the connector

Hey There Mark!

 

Would you please email me at Jolevesq@Microsoft.com with this information, i would like to get you connected to our engineering support team.

 

Thanks!

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Frequent Visitor

Re: Repeated error in the connector

Hello, we have the same error in our tenant. It happens sporadically for some users and consistently for others. 

Looking forward to updates on fixes for this error.

 

Thanks,

Silvana

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Frequent Visitor

Re: Repeated error in the connector

Having the same problems. In the same way I'm not using MFA on the account.

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Advocate II

Re: Repeated error in the connector

Same issue with me.

 

Works 9/10 times and then I get the error message on the 10th

 

Is there an ETA on the fix?

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Frequent Visitor

Re: Repeated error in the connector

I am seen this too and I'm a little confused if I'm doing something wrong? 

I created an approval workflow in the pages library of a site for News, it works for me and a few other, but fails for others? 

 

How do I troubleshoot this and is there a workaround?

 

Error from token exchange: Runtime call was blocked because connection has error status: Enabled| Error, and sharepointonline is in the block list. Connection errors: [ParameterName: token, Error: Code: Unauthorized, Message: 'Failed to refresh access token for service: sharepointonlinecertificatev2. Correlation Id=88e5135c-4f18-43b2-8394-c2b13a373787, UTC TimeStamp=12/20/2018 2:47:13 PM, Error: Failed to acquire token from AAD: AADSTS70002: Error validating credentials. AADSTS70008: The refresh token has expired due to inactivity. The token was issued on 2018-06-22T07:21:57.7847063Z and was inactive for 90.00:00:00.
Trace ID: 8ac369a8-f423-4417-bce8-2ee78c073400
Correlation ID: 65dad1a2-d313-42fa-badf-3c7e4b00f766
Timestamp: 2018-12-20 14:47:13Z']

 

 

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Re: Repeated error in the connector

Got the same error

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Re: Repeated error in the connector

Hello - we found resolution for our scenario.

 

How we resolved:

  1.  User who is having issue: go to SharePoint online
  2.  Click on Flow > select the flow
  3. Click on edit connections located at very bottom of pop up
  4. We had a SharePoint and O365 connection and one of these had a red !.
  5. Clicked 3 ellipsis > clicked red ! and there was option to re-fresh connection

After following these steps, the user was able to run flows again.

 

For reference, this is the error msg we get: 
Error from token exchange: Runtime call was blocked because connection has error status: Enabled| Error, and sharepointonline is in the block list. Connection errors: [ParameterName: token, Error: Code: Unauthorized, Message: 'Failed to refresh access token for service: sharepointonlinecertificatev2. Correlation Id=906bc70d-67ee-469f-b09c-33dd8fcbf9fd, UTC TimeStamp=1/4/2019 5:11:27 PM, Error: Failed to acquire token from AAD: AADSTS70002: Error validating credentials. AADSTS70008: The refresh token has expired due to inactivity. The token was issued on 2018-09-19T19:17:43.3595038Z and was inactive for 90.00:00:00.
Trace ID: d5b7982a-78f5-44bc-b813-88c6cbe33000
Correlation ID: f01d5f24-1423-42fa-ae15-cff5355de9c8
Timestamp: 2019-01-04 17:11:27Z']

 

The error comes up consistently.

 

Hope this helps someone else!

 

Silvana

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Advocate II

Re: Repeated error in the connector


@silvana wrote:

Hello - we found resolution for our scenario.

 

How we resolved:

  1.  User who is having issue: go to SharePoint online
  2.  Click on Flow > select the flow
  3. Click on edit connections located at very bottom of pop up
  4. We had a SharePoint and O365 connection and one of these had a red !.
  5. Clicked 3 ellipsis > clicked red ! and there was option to re-fresh connection

After following these steps, the user was able to run flows again.

 

For reference, this is the error msg we get: 
Error from token exchange: Runtime call was blocked because connection has error status: Enabled| Error, and sharepointonline is in the block list. Connection errors: [ParameterName: token, Error: Code: Unauthorized, Message: 'Failed to refresh access token for service: sharepointonlinecertificatev2. Correlation Id=906bc70d-67ee-469f-b09c-33dd8fcbf9fd, UTC TimeStamp=1/4/2019 5:11:27 PM, Error: Failed to acquire token from AAD: AADSTS70002: Error validating credentials. AADSTS70008: The refresh token has expired due to inactivity. The token was issued on 2018-09-19T19:17:43.3595038Z and was inactive for 90.00:00:00.
Trace ID: d5b7982a-78f5-44bc-b813-88c6cbe33000
Correlation ID: f01d5f24-1423-42fa-ae15-cff5355de9c8
Timestamp: 2019-01-04 17:11:27Z']

 

The error comes up consistently.

 

Hope this helps someone else!

 

Silvana


We put in a support ticket with Microsoft due to this bug and were told it was by design and there was no way for the Flow to give any indication to the user that there's a broken (timed out) connection. The only guaranteed workaround is to add in a "run after" check on the first step in the Flow that uses the connection of that user - in our case the Get SharePoint Item step - to send them email if it fails with instructions to edit the connection and run it again. While it will do the job to let the user know I find it close to unacceptable that Microsoft's answer to the user having no idea the Flow failed being "by design." Seems that's the most common answer I get to clear bugs in their solutions. 

With this issue, I have to make updates to all our production Flows to add in that check into the first step(s) that use the user's connection and (obviously) add this into the design of future Flows.

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Advocate II

Re: Repeated error in the connector

The fun of adding in error handeling wheen there is no error! I would seriously recommend the use of other tools wehre you can get away with it as Flow is a broken product that looks like it will take a few years for the MS team to get working properly. To have connection tokens that no one knows anything about that only require a refresh to make work again seems a bit ammaturish to me. But hey I've only got 30 years experience in IT. And it is great when the flow is built to tell you something happened and then it fails to tell you. It makes us look so stupid to the user community. "What do you mean our critical incident flow failed and thus we failed a governance check just because it lost connection to soemthing that has had no change?" We have had a situation where a child care centre had to close for a day purely due to Flow token issues. So wherever possilbe use tools other than Flow if you want to know that the workflow you built functions all the time. Otherwise revert back to paper based processes.

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Re: Repeated error in the connector

Hello,

 

In some cases, it is because of changing the flow admin account password. You should reconnect or refresh your connection in the Power Automate connections section.

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Re: Repeated error in the connector

I experienced this same problem see below with edits. Not what I expected from this product.

 

    "message": "Error from token exchange: Runtime call was blocked because connection has error status: Enabled| Error, and office365 is in the block list. Connection errors: [ParameterName: token, Error: Code: Unauthorized, Message: 'Failed to refresh access token for service: aadcertificate. Correlation Id="#ID", UTC TimeStamp=5/18/2020 6:20:16 AM, Error: Failed to acquire token from AAD: {\"error\":\"invalid_grant\",\"error_description\":\"AADSTS50173: The provided grant has expired due to it being revoked, a fresh auth token is needed. The user might have changed or reset their password. The grant was issued on '2020-04-17T13:37:16.9808446Z' and the TokensValidFrom date (before which tokens are not valid) for this user is '2020-05-04T17:42:53.0000000Z'.\\r\\nTrace ID: "#ID" \\r\\nCorrelation ID: 96e24ee3-ff2a-45b3-8212-4e05388ae187\\r\\nTimestamp: 2020-05-18 06:20:15Z\",\"error_codes\":[50173],\"timestamp\":\"2020-05-18 06:20:15Z\",\"trace_id\":\"72b21403-ca45-48a7-98b0-f796f7a05400\",\"correlation_id\":\"'#ID'\",\"error_uri\":\"https://login.windows.net/error?code=50173\"}']"

 

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