ADFS Without AD? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    we have an application which we want 3rd parties to use to authenticate using their own active directory domains.

    can we install ADFS without active directory? and allow 3rd party SSO access to our application?

    Denis Cooper MCITP EA - MCT

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013 7:52 PM


All replies

  • ADFS requires the presence of user accounts in Active Directory or Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) for the account Federation Service.

    Refer below for more info

    ADFS requirements

    Appendix A: Reviewing AD FS 2.0 Requirements

    Appendix A: Reviewing ADFS Requirements

    Hope it helps __________________________ Best Regards Sarang Tinguria MCP, MCSA, MCTS Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013 8:43 PM
  • thanks - thats what i thought...basically the setup we are looking for is something similar to this

    we have a web application hosted externally which we want to allow our 3rd party clients to access. We want to use ADFS authentication where the 3rd parties AD is the authentication source and an adfs trust is in place between our application and the 3rd party. So on our side we just need ADFS and ADFS proxies? But do we actually need AD where the application is installed, or can we install ADFS on non-domain joined servers? 

    Denis Cooper MCITP EA - MCT

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013 8:54 PM

  • For better assistance related to ADSF ask in ADFS forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/Geneva/

    Best Regards,

    Sandesh Dubey.

    MCSE|MCSA:Messaging|MCTS|MCITP:Enterprise Adminitrator | My Blog

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013 1:20 AM
  • Did you ever get a response to your questions as I am looking at a similar deployment.   Please advise.
    Thursday, July 30, 2015 2:27 PM
  • Any answer to this question? I'm also in a similar situation.
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:30 PM