Active Directory Federation Services,Part 1: How Do They Really Work?

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Secure applications must be able to “trust” the identity of users who are accessing the resources. It is simple to establish that trust when Active Directory Windows authentication is used. And,if the application needs further identity information about the user in order to qualify its response,the additional properties can be read from the Active Directory. When the application resides outside your realm,maybe in the Cloud or within a partner organization,how do we establish trust? This is where Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) provides a method of linking trust between disparate parties. One organization authenticates the user and creates an industry standard token that contains the identity of the user in the form of claims. The receiving organization accepts the user’s identity and responds with the appropriate resources because of the established trust. Come to this deep dive,demo-rich session and learn how to set up and leverage the true power of ADFS v2.

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