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Implementing Active Directory Federation Services 2.0

This four-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install and configure Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 (AD FS). The course focuses on terminology, user interfaces, and common configuration scenarios for AD FS. Students will learn how to design AD FS environments and supporting technology such as Public Key Infrastructure. Students will also learn how to design AD FS for security and high availability.


A basic understanding of networking, server hardware, and the concepts of backup and recovery in a Windows environment. An intermediate understanding of network operating systems, an awareness of security best practices, and some experience creating objects in Active Directory. 6424 Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, or equivalent knowledge.

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Implementing Active Directory Federation Services 2.0

4 Days

List Price: $1996


Topic 1: Introducing Claims-Based Identity

  • Introducing the Identity Metasystem
  • Existing Solutions for Managing Identities
  • The Benefits of Claims-based Identity
  • The Evolution of AD FS
  • Use Cases for AD FS
  • AD FS and Claims-based Terminology

Topic 2: AD FS Prerequisites

  • Windows Prerequisites
  • Introducing Directory Services
  • Active Directory and Active Directory
  • Lightweight Directory Services
  • Web Services, Standards, and Interoperability
  • Internet Information Services

Topic 3: Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  • Introducing the Public Key Infrastructure
  • PKI Basics
  • Introduction to Cryptography
  • PKI Design
  • Installing and Configuring Certificate Services

Topic 4: AD FS 2.0 Components

  • The Federation Server Role
  • Claims Types, Endpoints, and Attribute Stores
  • AD FS Security
  • The Federation Server Proxy Role
  • Administering AD FS
  • Windows Identity Foundation

Topic 5: Claims-based Authentication in a Single Organization

  • Preparing for AD FS in a Single Organization
  • AD FS Within a Single Organization
  • Understanding Claims and Claims Types
  • Claim Rules and Claim Rule Templates
  • Creating Claim Rules from Templates
  • Configuring AD FS in a Single Organization

Topic 6: Claims-based Authentication in a Business-to-Business Federation

  • Deploying AD FS in a Federated Environment
  • Configuring a Claims Provider Trust
  • Understanding Home Realm Discovery
  • Managing Claims Across Organizations

Topic 7: Advanced AD FS Deployment Scenarios

  • Implementing the Federation Server Proxy
  • Planning for High Availability
  • Additional AD FS Configuration Scenarios
  • AD FS 2.0 and SAML Interoperability

Topic 8: The AD FS Claims Rule Language

  • Reviewing the Claims Pipeline and Claims Engine
  • Introducing the Claims Rule Language

Topic 9: AD FS Troubleshooting

  • Configuring Auditing for AD FS
  • AD FS Troubleshooting
  • Tracing AD FS Traffic

Implementing Active Directory Federation Services 2.0

4 Days

List Price: $1996

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