Microsoft Active Directory Federation Service is an identity federation technology that provides single sign on access to web services and web applications using WS-* and SAML.

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AD FS 2.0 install on Server 2008 R2

I am attempting to install AD FS 2.0 on a 64-bit Server 2008 R2. I've downloaded it from the MS Download Center, which states that Server 2008 R2 is one of the supported operating systems. When I run ...
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2K12 R2 ADFS 3 - IE Pass Through Authentication Fails on 2nd Login with 400

We have a customer who recently deployed ADFS 3.0 on Server 2K12 R2 as an IDP for our SaaS product (We are the SP and we use SimpleSAMLPHP). This customer is our first ADFS 3.0 customer, but we have ...
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ADFS Metadata with Active Directory Attributes

Using ADFS on Windows 2012 R2. I have created a Relaying Party Trust that has a claim rule defined that maps a Active Directory Attribute to a named attribute in the vendors system. When I view the ...
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Why does ADFS have too many SQL connections open?

I'm running ADFS 2.0 in Windows 2008r2, connected to a SQL Server 2005 database server. Right now the ADFS server has 5623 TCP connections open to the SQL server (checked via netstat - counted with ...
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ADFS Relying Party - endpoint configuration

I'm working on setting up a lab environment with two Windows Server (virtual) machines that cooperate in an AD FS configuration. WIN-TORHJGJ7N: Windows Server 2012, running AD FS 2.0. Also the ...
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AD FS 3.0 does not redirect back to relying party

So we have an installation of AD FS 3.0 (Windows Server 2012 R2 role) and a configured relying party. The relying party configuration in AD FS has the appropriate endpoint configured to service ...
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Redirect https dns entry to adfs relying party

We are on ADFS 3.0. We have a relying party trust setup for SSO to a SaaS solution. We would like to be able to create a DNS entry and have it work so that anytime someone requests this DNS address, ...
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How do I enable SAML Passive Authentication in ADFS 3.0?

For several years, I've used ADFS 2.x as a SAML IDP that works with SAML Passive Authentication. When the isPassive=true flag was set on the Request, the Response would include the following ...
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ADFS 2.0 on Windows Server 2012 R2

Wanted to know if ADFS 2.0 can be installed on Windows Server 2012? The below link says it can be installed and gives command to install but that command fails throwing the error ...
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ADFS 2.0 Client Certificate Log in Error pages

I have an ADFS 2.0 server set up to use Smart Card authentication. It works great if the user already exists in the AD, or isn't disabled. Slight background, we operate an Active Directory forest ...
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Windows 2008 R2 AD-FS 2.0 Configure Error (.NET Framework)

I have been trying to configure my Windows server 2008 R2 machine for the last 3 days now just so that mobile clients can access an in-house installation of MS Dynamics CRM 2013 ! After MUCH reading ...
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Using Windows 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy's SSO for another ADFS farm

I am setting up a Web Application Proxy as a reverse proxy to publish some of our internal websites to the internet. I am going to publish https://portal.workplace.example as the "hub" site which will ...
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Scripting for Public Calendars in Office 365

We have about 10 onsite technicians who do breakfix work. I would like to create a unified calendar that shows all of their appointments for the day, week and month without having to populate it ...
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Document shared in sharepoint online to be redirected to ADFS for authentication

Document shared via SharePoint, will provide link as tenantname.sharepoint.com/<path to the document>. Which is expected behavior, however user accessing from Mobile devices / Tablets are ...
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SQL VSS Writer missing from VSSADMIN

We just installed the latest updates for patch Tuesday onto our AD FS 2.0 farm members. Everything went fine except for one of them, after the updates were installed and I rebooted the server, the ...
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Ldap with cloud application

I was wondering if you guys could help me, I'm trying to use ldap to connect with our AD but the settings on the cloud app seem to fail. How do you set up ldap with external servers? Is there some ...
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How to fix ADFS asking for Windows credentials after login?

We are having issues with an ADFS environment (providing authentication for a Dynamics CRM 2011 IFD installation), symptoms are as follows: We navigate to https://crm.domain.com:444 We see the ADFS ...
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Can ADFS access other user's information?

I need to implement a company website that would be accessed from the outside of the company. It is required that the users are able to login with the same credentials as they access the company ...
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ADFS 3.0 / Web Application Proxy Server 2012 R2 error

I have a working ADFS 3.0 (2012 R2) server running. It successfully operates to log me on to Office365 both on and off premises. I am trying to install the Web Application Proxy role on a second ...
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linking Office 365 and ADFS on Azure

i am trying to link my ADFS to Office 365 in order to set up Single Sign On for Office 365. I am going over this blog post. at Step 5, i am supposed to run Powershell commands so i can connect the ...
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ADFS fails to authenticate specific user — throws ADAccountLookupException

Note - I've actually already solved this, but I don't see any detailed write-ups online about this issue so I'll go ahead and ask the question and answer it myself. I run a service that authenticates ...
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Advantage Integrating Shibboleth With ADFS

Can someone explain what the advantage of integrating Shibboleth with Microsoft ADFS is? I have been researching both products and it seems like they have similar offerings. There are many articles ...
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ADFS SSO - LDAP Attributes as Claims - UPN as NameID - NameID Missing from SAML Response for users whose UPN is changed

ADFS SSO setup with Salesforce which uses UPN as NameID, has following configuration ADFS. Claim Rule Template: Send LDAP Attributes as Claims Claim Rule Name: Send the UPN as NameID LDAP ...
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adfs subdomain without prefix

I'm working at a company with an Active Directory installation. We have a Top level Domain with logins and a Sub-Domain, for customers, with more logins. We have setup Shibboleth as a service provider ...
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ADFS 2.0 SAML login works…but not for Domain Admins

We use a proxy service by zScaler. This has been setup so that there is an ADFS server between us and zScaler that authenticates the users and allows them access to the internet. This has been ...
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Multiple logins for separate hosts behind Web Application Proxy 2012

We're running SharePoint 2013 and allow external access via Microsoft's Web Application Proxy. When I connect to SharePoint from it, the profile images do not load because they are served up from the ...
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Access Installation Disc from Azure-hosted Windows Server 2012 R2 VM

I'm setting up an ADFS farm in Windows Azure and I need to export the settings of my old farm to import to the new farm. The official documentation on TechNet tells me to use scripts that are located ...
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IIS using ADFS/Saml to Authenticate

Does anyone know if there is a ADFS/SAML Identity Provider for IIS7? Example workflow - the user will go to the directory /private and it will redirect to the provider to login and back if the user ...
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SPN settings in a ADFS 3.0 lab setup

I am a developer trying to understand authentication with ADFS (2012 R2), so I am trying to setup an ADFS lab. I have found 2 guides: doc1 - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn280939.aspx ...
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What's the upgrade path for ADFS 2.1 to 3.0 (Server 2012 to 2012 R2)

I have several domain controllers running Windows Server 2012 with a domain and forest functional levels at Windows Server 2012. Two of the DCs are running ADFS (2.1) in a farm for users in my ...
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How do I create a custom ADFS 2nd factor sign in page?

I have a C# dll that provides HOTP and TOTP authentication. I'd like to adapt this for use with ADFS sign in pages. (I'll share this DLL with you if you like) How do I integrate my authentication ...
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Unable to update service communication certificate

We have added a self-signed certificate when setting up AD FS, and now want to update the service communications certificate to our domain's wildcard cert. Following these instructions: ...
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Support for refresh tokens in ADFS 2.2 OAuth flow

My colleague and I are trying to enable OAuth in ADFS 2.2. Everything is working except the server only passes back an access token (w/ expiration) and does not include a refresh token after ...
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What actions in Office 365 trigger requests for new SAML tokens?

We're in the process of diagnosing an issue where our on-premise ADFS servers stop accepting requests from the ADFS proxy servers for short (5m intervals). One behavior that we're having difficulty ...
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If a Windows shop moves “everything” to the cloud, does it still need Active Directory?

Taking a spin off of this question: Do I really need MS Active Directory? in a new direction for 2014. Taking into account a basic Windows infrastructure: domain controllers Exchange 2007/2010/2013 ...
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ADFS 2.0 Best Practices

I'm having a hard time finding some good articles on best practices for ADFS. We are looking to implement SSO for less than 200 users. We plan on setting up a federated server farm (2 servers) ...
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Setting up Windows Azure Pack with ADFS

I'm trying to setup the Windows Azure Pack Admin Site with Authentication from ADFS. I followed the given installation checklist from TechNet ...
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ADFS setup with Local AD and Azure AD without Dir Sync

I have local AD and AD on azure and I have ADFS and ADFS proxy server setup to authenticate users on local AD. I have followed all the steps on microsoft site to setup trust between Azure AD and local ...
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Send objectGUID as an AD FS 2.0 Claim

I would like to send objectGUID as a claim with AD FS 2.0 running on Windows Server 2012. I know I can create Issuance Transform Rules for a Relying Party Trust, but how does AD FS 2.0 know about ...
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Simple AD FS 3.0 external access

I'm setting up the ability for users to log in remotely to access web resources via AD FS 2.0 and Web Application Proxy. What I'm seeing right now is that when I attempt to log in remotely I initially ...
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Workplace Join (ADFS) On Windows Server Essentials 2012

I've got a domain hosted on Windows Server 2012 Essentials. I just bought a Surface 2, thinking that it would be easy peasy to join my domain and access all my files, clearly nothing is ever simple; ...
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Is it possible to pass SAML assertion depending upon attribute on User?

In Saleforce - ADFS SSO with AD being IdP. With AD 'Username' being SAML User Id; There are two type of users(standard users & portal users) in Salesforce. For SSO of portal users; SAML ...
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ADFSv2.1 redirect infinite loop

I'm trying to setup an ADFS server in a lab to test out the federation authentication mechanism. I'm following this guide: ...
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ADFS Transform Claim Rule in Claims Provider Trust

I have an ADFS 2.0 server acting as a Federation gateway (SP-STS) between my claims aware web application and an external identity server (IP-STS). I have: A Claims Provider Trust (CPT) set up with ...
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Office 365 migration: should I use ADFS?

Scenario: small company (<200 users), local Active Directory (single domain, 2008R2 level), on-premises deployment of Exchange 2010, Lync 2010 and SharePoint 2013. The company wants to go ...
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Mail clients for mobile devices for connecting to ADFS configured Office 365 mail

Any of you aware of any mail clients for mobile devices for connecting to Office 365 domains which are configured to single sign on through ADFS. Outlook.com client for android this doesnt seem to ...
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Are multiple ADFS instances needed when federating to the same party multiple times?

I'm currently in the first stages of an ADFS roll-out. It looks like you need to install multiple "federation services" or instances of ADFS if you want to federate with the same party or SaaS ...
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ADFS 2.1 proxy trust establishment error

I'm trying to install an ADFS proxy. In our intranet we have a ADFS 2.1 server running on Windows 2012 which is working fine. Now we're trying to deploy a proxy to this one for internet access, using ...
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How to install ADFS 3.0 in standalone mode?

I've installed Windows 2012 R2 and enabled the ADFS (3.0?) feature. After installation, it asks to configure ADFS, but this step requires a user account that is a domain administrator, as it wants to ...
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How to configure a different Saml2SecurityTokenHandler for passive federation in ADFS 2.0 .net 3.5

How do I configure an other Saml2SecurityTokenHandler (Microsoft.IdentityModel.Tokens.Saml2.Saml2SecurityTokenHandler) class for my passive federation on my ADFS 2.0 server? Right now: i'm trying ...