I have been working on this project for several months, and all of the sudden I cannot deploy the solution anymore. I am getting this error:
Error occurred in deployment step 'Recycle IIS Application Pool': cannot connect to site https://blah.blah.blah. Make sure that this is a valid URL and the SharePoint site is running and so on...
I have done everything I have read to get this to work. Checked permissions, checked SQL access, reset IIS, recycled the App Pools, Check Central Admin and Site Collection Permissions, I run VS as an Admin, I mean everything; well obviouxly not everything or this would work right now.
I am working on a Claims based solution. I am not sure if this has something to do with it, or if it changed me somewhere on the farm. I can get to the farm through the URL and it is running just fine.
Edit: After checking the ULS logs, I am getting a Claims provider error on the custom solution's assembly, and I am also getting a security token request error. I am not sure what I did to get it to throw these errors, but for some reason SharePoint is rejecting my assembly for my solution.
Edit 2: Instead of carrying on in the comments, I will post here. I was able to deploy via powershell. When trying to access my WebApp I am getting Acces Denied which is expected right now, and another post in the near future. I am still puzzled as to why VS stopped deploying my solution and how my solution stripped my ability to launch from VS. Thanks for the help and suggestions!