Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS) is a Windows server-based authentication system that extends end users’ single sign-on access to applications and systems outside the corporate network. ADFS allows corporate users to authenticate to applications that are in third party domains.
Example: Single Sign-On with cloud hosted applications.
ADFS federates multiple different domains to tie up with single user credentials to eliminate multiple login prompts when accessing external applications or systems.
To add an ADFS repository, go to Configuration and select Authentication and Authorization Servers.
In the Authentication and Authorization Servers window, click Add. This will open the Configure Authentication and Authorization Server window.
In the General section, select ADFS.
In the “name” field, provide a friendly name.
In the ADFS server FQDN, provide ADFS server FQDN name
Select the checkbox “Support sending RelayState”. RelayState is a parameter of the SAML pro- tocol that is used to identify the specific resource the user will access after they are signed in and directed to the relying party’s federation server. RelayState support requires AD FS 2.0 Rollup 2 or higher.
Click Verify to verify ADFS server connectivity. Click OK to complete the configuration.
Click Close to close the Authentication and Authorization Server window.