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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Administration Cookbook by Simon Buxton

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Creating a Claims (flexible authentication) user

This method allows the access of Dynamics AX to users and services that are not a part of your Active Directory.

Getting ready

There are two main reasons to use Claims users: allowing external users (including suppliers and customers) to access the Enterprise portal and allowing external applications or web services access to the AX AIF (Application Integration Framework) services with non-Active Directory accounts. An example of this is a mobile application that requires access to AX services but cannot log in to the domain. You cannot use basic authentication with the AIF. Unless you want to write a set of proxy services to act as intermediaries, you need some way of accessing AX without using Active ...

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