In the Windows world, IIS is used to deploy a website or application and while going through ADFS links from Google I got a feeling that its also allowing user to access web application.

What's the difference between two of them, while logging inside ADFS what users can access irrespective of application?

  • This is too broad to be answered here! Feb 4, 2018 at 10:14
  • @Am_I_Helpful , any place to start
    – Bodhi
    Feb 4, 2018 at 10:32
  • ADFS is an authetication gateway webservice, IIS is just a webserver. Which is commonly used to host ADFS.
    – bjoster
    Feb 7, 2018 at 14:24

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Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) is a software component to provide users with Single Sign-On (SSO) access to systems and applications located across different system, whereby the Internet Information Service (IIS) is a webserver.

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