I configured web application proxy on Windows Server 2012 and I noticed that when user makes request then gets exception:

HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.

On wap server in event viewer I found the below exception. I don't know why but ip specified inside exception is wrong - how is this resolved?

Unable to retrieve proxy configuration data from the Federation Service.

Additional Data

Trust Certificate Thumbprint: 81E6CF17894A85B134D12DBEDE0E07CDC2F57FD3

Status Code:

Exception details: System.Net.WebException: Unable to connect to the remote server ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:443 at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.DoConnect(EndPoint endPointSnapshot, SocketAddress socketAddress) at System.Net.ServicePoint.ConnectSocketInternal(Boolean connectFailure, Socket s4, Socket s6, Socket& socket, IPAddress& address, ConnectSocketState state, IAsyncResult asyncResult, Exception& exception) --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse() at Microsoft.IdentityServer.Management.Proxy.StsConfigurationProvider.GetStsProxyConfiguration()

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    You'll need to look around more before you ask for help. Because right now it just looks like your adfs proxy is configured wrong. You can review the adfs installation blog for confiugration steps. Also you might want to check what the purpose is of the server to which it is trying to respond. – Reaces Dec 29 '14 at 13:24

Configuration of ADFS Proxy was wrong. Firstly I couldn't find certificate with thumbprint specified in the exception (81E6CF17894A85B134D12DBEDE0E07CDC2F57FD3). Secondly I couldn't change proxy address. I found help in this great article (Things that don’t update when changing an AD FS URL in Windows Server 2012 R2) information that:

I’ve completely un/re-installed the Web Application Proxy, but the Web Application Proxy configuration data that AD FS holds has never been updated through any of these changes, even after uninstalling and reinstalling it.

So I executed this command and it works.

Install-WebApplicationProxy -CertificateThumbprint "B2CorrectThumbprint " -FederationServiceName "federation_service_name"

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