ADFS Claims Aware Virtual Lab – now online

I recently worked with the folks that handle the virtual labs for Technet.  We corrected the certificate issues and some other minor issues.  You can access the lab here.   Event Overview: After completing this lab, you will be better able to set-up a trust relationship among business partners. You will walk-through creating, populating, and…

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Configuring SQL Reporting Services to use ADFS Authentication

Special thanks to Rahul Shelar and Sachin Mundra from the ADFS and SQL teams for working with me on this latest issue.  Without their help, I would still be banging my head against the wall.  I learned quite a bit about SSRS along the way and also learned what the stupid checkbox in IIS really…

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IFSEXT.DLL and the dialog box that is so very WRONG

  Ifsext.dll is the ADFS ISAPI used by the Token based Web Agent…We have seen issues before where we either need to add this manually or move it to the top of the list on the application config section of IIS. Once you go the properties of a web site, the Virtual Directory tab has…

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Setting up an ADFS environment – Part 2

  This blog will build on my previous blog and walk you through the steps to getting your lab up and running. Let’s start on the Account side and install the Federation Server Service. Select add/remove programs, windows components, details of Active Directory Federated Services, then check the Federation Server checkbox Setup does a check…

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Setting up an ADFS lab environment – Part 1

In this blog, I’ll go though the PKI portion of setting up Trey Research and Adatum. While you can do this a number of different ways – I always setup and use a Standalone CA instead of generating self-signed certificates. In my opinion, setting up a new CA (or making an existing lab box a…

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MS Virtual Lab – A PKI troubleshooting exercise

I was going through some old items and came across this link for an on-line ADFS lab.  I decided to run through the lab (takes about an hour).  There are problems with it.  The title of this blog tells you what these problems are.  I can tell it’s an old lab, the manual tells you to…


The NT Token Cache

The NT Token cache on the web server – Maybe you didn’t know this even existed… Consider this scenario: You are setting up ADFS in a federated scenario with SharePoint configured as a token based application.  The initial setup has miscellaneous configuration errors that you correct along the way.  You test again and find some…

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Understanding Organizational Group Claims

I created a list of topics last night that I think will be useful to put up here…Going in any kind of order will be too tough for me (lazy) and I’m afraid it would slow down my blog production. Please let me know if you would like to see something specific. Otherwise, I’ll just…

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Installing MOSS as a claims aware application in ADFS

  Hi, this is Jim Simonet from the Enterprise Platform Support team and Steve Peschka from the SharePoint Ranger team. In this blog we’re going to talk about how to configure Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) with SharePoint 2007. We have actually been working on this document for a few weeks now. The TechNet team…

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Introduction

Hello, My name is Jim Simonet and I work with the Microsoft PSS Directory Services Group.  I work with a small team within Directory Services that supports the majority of ADFS issues at Microsoft.  I’m creating this blog space to post about lessons learned in PSS regarding ADFS.  I have many ideas in my head on useful content…

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