AD FS 2.0 Content Map

AD FS 2.0 Content Map

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This Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS 2.0) wiki page is intended to act as a content map for all members of the AD FS community. Members of the AD FS product team will occasionally monitor this article and post new links as necessary. We would like to enlist your help in adding useful links to this article in order to make hot AD FS 2.0 topics and solutions more discoverable to the overall community. (Note that several of the links provided on this page are to community-created content that is external to TechNet Wiki.)     

The following TOC list can be used to help you quickly jump to the relevant content category that is most applicable to your AD FS 2.0 documentation needs.          

Learn about AD FS 2.0                                                   Previous Section Next Section

If you are new to AD FS, we recommend that you review the following announcements, introductory reference links and claims-related details provided in this section to learn more about this technology.   

Introduction to AD FS 2.0

Overview of AD FS 2.0

About Claims and Claim Rules

About Claims-Based Identity & Applications

Research AD FS 2.0 Solutions                                        Previous Section Next Section

The following links can help you understand how AD FS 2.0 can work together with other technologies and products (both Microsoft and non-Microsoft) to provide single sign-on capabilities that span multiple boundaries and identity platforms. Note that several links in this section will jump you to community-created content that resides on web sites external to the TechNet Wiki.

Integration with Microsoft Cloud Products

Office 365

Windows Azure Applications Platform

Windows Azure Appfabric Access Control Services (ACS)

Integration with Microsoft On-Premises Products

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)

Exchange Server 2010

Forefront Identity Manager (FIM)

Forefront UAG

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

SharePoint Server 2007 & Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)

Interoperability with Non-Microsoft Products

Interop Setup Guidance

Interop Test Lab Step-by-Step Guides

  • AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Integration with RSA SecurID in the Extranet [Read Online]
  • AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager [Download | Read Online]
  • AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Ping Identity PingFederate [Download | Read Online]
  • AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Oracle Identity Federation [Download | Read Online]
  • AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with CA Federation Manager [Download | Read Online]
  • AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Shibboleth 2 and the InCommon Federation [Download | Read Online]
  • AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federated Collaboration with Shibboleth 2.0 and SharePoint 2010 Technologies [Download]

Case Studies

Microsoft IT

Design and Deploy AD FS 2.0                                        Previous Section Next Section

The following links can help you get started with planning and deploying a specific AD FS 2.0 design in your production environment. 

Plan and Design


Manage AD FS 2.0                                                           Previous Section Next Section

The following links can help you understand how to manage and administer an existing AD FS 2.0 deployment.  


Federation Server

Federation Server Proxy

Federation Service


Office 365



/ Sign-out


Troubleshoot AD FS 2.0                                                 Previous Section Next Section

This following links can be used to help you locate the cause and resolution to common problems that may occur in your existing AD FS 2.0 infrastructure.   

Authentication / Authorization

Browser Client Errors


Federation Server Proxy

Federation Service

ForeFront UAG

Installation / Setup

Logging / Tracing

Office 365


QFEs Related to AD FS 2.0                                             Previous Section Next Section

You can use the following links to find the latest AD FS 2.0 hotfixes or QFEs. 

Additional AD FS 2.0 References                                   Previous Section Bottom of Page

Here you will find additional reference links to related developer content, software downloads and related technologies.   

Developer References

Software Downloads

Related Microsoft Products

Related Open Standards

Community Resources                                                   Previous Section Bottom of Page

The following resources can be useful for obtaining AD FS community support and for keeping up with the latest AD FS content updates and news.





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  • nzpcmad1 edited Revision 147. Comment: How to change the ADFS 2.0 service communications certificate after it expires

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 145. Comment: White space, tags

  • Richard Mueller edited Revision 138. Comment: Fix duplicate heading

  • Richard Mueller edited Revision 134. Comment: Fixed duplicate headings in HTML so TOC works

  • Jaquemet Olivier edited Revision 132. Comment: Update shibboleth link from to

  • Jaquemet Olivier edited Revision 131. Comment: Oops, fix previous modification which as not update correctly due to wysiwyg editor...

  • Jaquemet Olivier edited Revision 130. Comment: Replace invalid link "AD FS 2.0 Technical Overview [Video]" with a corresponding Webcast  

  • Richard Mueller edited Revision 129. Comment: Converted more headings in HTML

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  • Nick Pierson [MSFT] edited Revision 36. Comment: This is really version 1.0 of the AD FS 2.0 Survival Guide

  • Nick Pierson [MSFT] edited Revision 37. Comment: Removed broken link

  • Nick Pierson [MSFT] edited Revision 38. Comment: changing page name per feedback

  • Nick Pierson [MSFT] edited Revision 40. Comment: updated links across the top of the page

  • Wow, this is very in depth! Great job, Nick!

  • Very cool! thanks!

  • The article "Forefront UAG and ADFS: Better together" above refers to ADFS 1.0 not 2.0.


    •Requires agents to be incorporated into the web application – unless using Token agent.

    ADFS v2.0 does not have agents

    •ADLDS or Active Directory can be used as the account store.

    ADFS v2.0 only allows ADDS not ADLDS

  • Samuel Devasahayam [MSFT] edited Revision 79. Comment: Added fiddler inspector link in troubleshooting section

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 95. Comment: One of those arrow buttons wasn't working. Apparently "research" was the only one that works for that header.

  • nzpcmad1 edited Revision 100. Comment: Using ADFS 2.0 SQL Attribute Store for “advanced” claims  

  • Awesome ADFS reference - thanks very much.

  • nzpcmad1 edited Revision 111. Comment: Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Wiki Articles

  • YosemiteSam edited Revision 115. Comment: removing duplicate link

  • The best ADFS reference out there!

  • Joe Davies edited Revision 117. Comment: FUBAR formatting

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