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ADFS: How to install and configure Active Directory Federation Service in Windows Server

install Active Directory Federation Service

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) is a Single Sign-On (SSO) solution created by Microsoft. As a component of Windows Server OS, it provides users with authenticated access to applications that are not capable of using Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) through Active Directory (AD).

Now, the certificate has been successfully imported in the Certificate store, see this link for the steps to import a certificate in the Certificate store. It is time to have the AD FS role installed. Active Directory Federation Service (AD FS) requires a certificate for Secure Socket Layer (SSL) server authentication on each federation server. See this guide for how to create a certificate signing request.

How to install and configure Active Directory

– Select on Manage
– Click on Add Roles and Features

configure ADFS

– Click on Next on the Before you begin window
Note: Furthermore, You can decide to skip this page as well
– Select Role Based or feature Based Installation

Windows Server

– Under the server selection, select your desired server where you want the role to be installed and click on the next
– Under Server Role, Select Active Directory Federation Services and click on next

ADFS installation

– I am not requiring any further feature at the moment, so I click on next
– Also on the Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), click on next


– On the confirm Installation Window,
– Click on Install.

And this completes the role installation of AD FS on the Server. For the Post deployment (configuration) of Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), see the following link.

I hope you found this blog post on How to install and configure Active Directory helpful. Please let me know in the comment session if you have any questions.

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