Error Handling for Identity Provider Discovery

IdP discovery service search interfaces should handle errors as follows:

No matching institution


  • When there are no matches, provide a helpful message instructing users on next steps that may lead to success. 




Too many results

Accessibility Notes for Error Handling

  • Assistive technology needs to be aware of the message.

  • Users need to be able to learn that no matches are found using screen reader.

  • Provide labeling that is available to assistive technology. Users need to be aware of control labels, headings, tip, and other content using screen readers. We recommend complying with the most current version of WCAG Accessibility guidelines at the AA level:   WCAG 2.1 or its subsequent versions.