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Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Administrator's Handbook by Ran Dolev, Erez Ben-Ari

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Authentication servers

In Chapter 3, as part of configuring the first UAG trunk, we described the necessary steps to define an Active Directory authentication server. But what is actually an authentication server, in the UAG context? First and foremost, as you already witnessed, an authentication server, or repository—as they are called in UAG jargon, is a group of settings that define for UAG against which server it should validate the credentials it receives from the browser. Since there are several types of authentication servers that UAG recognizes, the type of configured authentication server also indicates to UAG what protocol to use in its communication with this server. There is, however, more to an authentication server than this. An ...

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