This course discusses how to prepare your on-premises AD deployment for an AD FS integration. You'll learn about AD FS requirements, components, installation steps, and how to configure both AD FS and AD FS proxy servers.
Implementing a plan to ensure only authorized users access your Office 365 and on-premises content is important for the safety of your company information, but can cause issues for your users. In this course, Implementing and Managing Federated Identities for SSO, you’ll explore how to provide users access to content in Office 365 and on-premises using a secure authentication method, while avoiding the need for them to provide credentials multiple times. This configuration requires the use of Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), which implements single sign-on (SSO) to provide users access to on-premises and O365 content after signing on just once. First, you’ll learn about the planning, hardware, and software requirements of AD FS, along with the steps necessary to install it. Then, you'll discover which installation method you should choose based on your authentication requirements, number of accounts, and number of AD FS servers. Next, you’ll explore the steps and tools needed to prepare your on-premises Active Directory configuration for the AD FS integration. Finally, after installing AD FS and the AD FS Proxy servers, you’ll examine the steps necessary to configure and manage them to ensure successful SSO for your users. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of how to ensure your company's information remains secure, while keeping the sign-on process as simple as possible.
Brian Alderman is a Microsoft MVP, and has his Master's in Computer Information Systems. Since 1995, he has held several Microsoft certifications that currently include; MCT, MCSE for SharePoint, MCSA for Office 365, MCITP for SQL Server(R), MCSA and MCSE for Windows Server(R), and also his PMP certification. Brian's publications include SQL Server 2000 Administration, SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion and Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Administration Inside Out, and he is an active speaker at SharePoint Industry conferences including SharePoint Saturday's, SPLive, DevIntersection, SharePoint Fest, and Microsoft Ignite.