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Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out by Anthony Puca Julian Soh and Marshall Copeland

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Chapter 3. Active Directory Federation Services

Different types of user accounts

Integrating Active Directory with Office 365

Active Directory Federation Services

Removing Active Directory Federation Services

MICROSOFT Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) provides single sign-on (SSO) by using token-based authentication. With SSO, a service will trust the authentication token of a user who has successfully logged on to a disparate but trusted network. As such, the service will grant access without requiring the user to authenticate again. For example, if a user has already been authenticated by Active Directory (AD) and if SSO is configured, Office 365 will provide access to the user without a challenged logon.

SSO through AD FS is not mandatory ...

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