Implementing Active Directory Federation Services step-by-step

Jaap Wesselius

In 2013 I installed my first ADFS environment and I was pretty impressed. Several other deployments followed and I always wanted to blog about it, but it never happened. A good way to start the new year, approx. 7 years after I deployed my first ADFS environment here’s my blog about implemeting ADFS 😊

I am not going to discuss pros and cons of password hash synchronization, Pass-through Authentication (PTA) or 3rd party solutions like Octa. Neither am I going to discuss whether you should implement ADFS or another solution. I just see a lot of customers using password hash synchronization and looking into other scenarios where authentication takes place in-house (for all kind of reasons). In this blogpost I will show you in a step-by-step manner how to deploy a federation infrastructure based on ADFS.

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