Office 365 & ADFS – Error when adding the second Federation server: No Certificate Matching the Federation Service

Symptoms: The symptoms as follow: – First ADFS server is implemented. – New Federation service is configured properly. – ADFS is installed on the second ADFS server. – When adding the server to the federation farm we receive the following error: “No certificate matching the Federation Service name were found in the Local Computer certificate…


ADFS 2.0 Client Certificate Authentication using test certificates

Introduction I was developing a WCF based solution that required services to be authenticated using ADFS 2.0. The requirement was that the clients will be using client based certificates to authenticate to services. If you have a complete AD CS solution implemented that wouldn’t have been that difficult since the platform already takes care of…

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Migrating Windows 2003 Enterprise Certificate Authority to Windows 2008 R2 based CA

Organizations have different reasons and requirements for upgrading or migrating to Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS). They include: An existing, properly implemented, and operating public key infrastructure (PKI) may require an upgrade to a newer Windows version to make use of new features. Organizations may need to change or optimize their existing PKI. For…

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