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ADFS SSL Certificates

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  • I am trying to setup a SSO solution using Active Directory Federation Services 2.0, and I am having trouble with the security certificates.

    I have my ADFS server and my ADFS proxy server running on Server 2008 R2.

    Obviously I have to have an SSL certificate for each server, but the directions are a bit confusing. Listed in some of the tutorials it says this when referring to the certificates on the proxy server:

    "This certificate must have the same subject name as the SSL certificate configured on the federation server in the corporate network. Recommendation: Use the same server authentication certificate as is configured on the federation server that this federation server proxy will connect to."

    So both of my servers are going to have certificates with the same name? I was thinking that my ADFS server would have one for its name (adfs.whatever.com) and the proxy server would have one for it's name (adfsproxy.whatever.com). Would I generate two certificates saying that each server is adfs.whatever.com?

    Friday, January 04, 2013 8:23 PM

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