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Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2 by Stefan Roth, Michael Rice, Robert Panek, John McCabe, Robert Butler, Christian Booth, Kevin Greene, Mark Minasi

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Chapter 10

Active Directory Federation Services

Active Directory has made managing domains so much easier for administrators over the years. We can share with and connect to multiple applications and organizations rather easily in a secure manner. One of the great services offered to us by the Windows Server family ever since Server 2003 R2 is Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). AD FS is a software component developed by Microsoft that can be installed on Windows Server operating systems to provide users with single sign-on (SSO) capabilities to applications and services across boundaries that were previously unreachable with a single logon account. Using a claims-based access control authorization model, AD FS issues a secure token ...

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