AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager to federate using the SAML 2.0 protocol. You can view the guide as a web page and soon also in Word and PDF formats. This is the fifth in a series of these guides; the guides…


Beyond Windows CardSpace

For several years Microsoft has advocated the claims based identity model for more secure access and use of online applications and services. With enhancements to our existing platform, such as Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 and Windows Identity Foundation, we’ve made progress in that initiative.  Claims-based identity is used widely inside Microsoft and is now…

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Single Sign-On to Windows Azure using WIF and ADFS whitepaper now available

We have published a whitepaper on how to enable Single Sign-On to Windows Azure using WIF and ADFS.   Here is the abstract: This paper contains step-by-step instructions for using Windows® Identity Foundation, Windows Azure, and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 for achieving SSO across web applications that are deployed both on premises…

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AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Ping Identity PingFederate

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and Ping Identity PingFederate to federate using the SAML 2.0 protocol.  You can view the guide in docx, doc, or PDF formats and also as a web page.  This is the fourth in a series of these guides; the guides are also…


AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Shibboleth 2 and the InCommon Federation

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and Shibboleth to federate using the SAML 2.0 protocol.  There is also an appendix on federating with the InCommon Federation.  You can view the guide in docx format and as a web page.  This is the third in a series of these…

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Demonstrating federation interop with CA, IBM, and Sun products

Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices group recently wrote about three labs demonstrating federation interoperability between WIF and AD FS 2.0 and three other vendor products – specifically, CA SiteMinder 12.0, IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager 6.2, and Sun OpenSSO 8.0.   First, the team took the samples from the Claims Identity Guide and deployed them in…


AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Oracle Identity Federation

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and Oracle Identity Federation to federate using the SAML 2.0 protocol.  You can view the guide either as a web page or in docx format.  This is the second in a series of these guides; the guides are also available on the…


AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with CA Federation Manager

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and CA Federation Manager to federate using the SAML 2.0 protocol.  You can view the guide either as a web page or in docx format.  This is the first in a series of these guides; the guides are also available on the…


Name Identifiers in SAML assertions

In this post I will show how to setup your Relying Party Trust issuance policy to create name identifier in assertion. For AD FS 2.0 the name identifier is yet another claim but you may want to generate name identifiers if you plan to: ·         Use SAML 2.0 protocol (particularly name identifier is necessary if…

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