Troubleshoot ADFS 2.0 with these new articles

Hi all, here’s a quick public service announcement to highlight some recently published ADFS 2.0 troubleshooting guidance. We get a lot of questions about configuring and troubleshooting ADFS 2.0, so our support and content teams have pitched in to create a series of troubleshooting articles to cover the most common scenarios. ADFS 2.0 connectivity problems:… Read more

Hate to see you go, but it’s time to move on to greener pastures. A farewell to Authorization Manger aka AzMan

Hi all, Jason here. Long time reader, first time blogger. AzMan is Microsoft’s tool to manage authorization to applications based on a user’s role. AzMan has been around since 2003 and has had a good run. Now it’s time to send it out to pasture. If you haven’t seen thisarticle, AzMan has been added to… Read more

Important Announcement: AD FS 2.0 and MS13-066

Update (8/19/13): We have republished MS13-066 with a corrected version of the hotfixes that contributed to this problem.  If you had held off on installing the update, it should be safe to install on all of your ADFS servers now.   The updated security bulletin is here:   Thanks everyone for your patience with… Read more

Intermittent Mail Sack: Must Remember to Write 2013 Edition

Hi all, Jonathan here again with the latest edition of the Intermittent Mail Sack. We’ve had some great questions over the last few weeks so I’ve got a lot of material to cover. This sack, we answer questions on: Issues upgrading DFSR hub servers to Windows Server 2012 AD FS Sign-out behavior Dynamic Access Control… Read more

Understanding the AD FS 2.0 Proxy

Hi guys, Joji Oshima here again. I have had several cases involving the AD FS 2.0 Proxy and there is some confusion on what it is, why you should use it, and how it works. If you are looking for basic information on AD FS, I would check out the AD FS 2.0 Content Map…. Read more

AD FS 2.0 Claims Rule Language Primer

Hi guys, Joji Oshima here again. On the Directory Services team, we get questions regarding the Claims Rule Language in AD FS 2.0 so I would like to go through some of the basics. I’ve written this article for those who have a solid understanding of Claims-based authentication. If you would like to read up… Read more

ADFS 2.0 Content Map now up on TechNet Wiki

Adam and co. have been busy beavers, creating a comprehensive AD Federation Services 2.0 content map over on the TechNet Wiki site. Being as this is a Wiki, they are encouraging you to contribute and edit. Considering the number of interop and customization scenarios inherent to ADFS, your experience can have a big impact on… Read more

How to setup a federation with Automatic Data Processing, Inc (ADP) using ADFS 2.0

Hey all, Rob Greene here again. We have been getting calls recently on how to use ADFS 2.0 to federate with ADP, so today I explain how. Disclaimer: If you have problems with connecting to ADP, your first call should be to them. If after talking with ADP you need further assistance you then open… Read more

New ADFS Content on TechNet Wiki (11/16/2010)

Hello everyone! Adam has published a new round of content for Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) to the TechNet Wiki. These articles include troubleshooting information and how-tos to assist you when you are evaluating, implementing, or troubleshooting ADFS. AD FS 2.0 – How to change the Federation Service Name  AD FS 2.0 – How to… Read more

New ADFS Content on TechNet Wiki

Adam Conkle has published some great troubleshooting, tips and tricks and how to articles on TechNet that should help you in evaluating and implementing Active Directory Federation Services. AD FS – How to invoke a WS-Federation sign-out AD FS 2.0 – “An unexpected error has occurred” error or blank page displayed attempting to log on… Read more