Application Onborading RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    Need a quick help.

    I have a customer who is using AAD premium with ADFS. Now the question comes from customer end.

    What is the difference between on boarding application in ADFS and AAD. Which should be done under what circumstances and how it will benefit the organization? Which process should be given preference?

    Any help in giving me a consolidated answers to these questions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Sunday, February 5, 2017 3:30 PM


  • The process is different but the outcome is pretty much the same.

    The application then uses ADFS (AD) or AAD for authentication.

    Typically, ADFS is used for on-premises applications.

    AAD can also do that plus it integrates into SaaS applications.

    Preference? Depends on business use case.

    Protocol support might be a decider. AAD supports WS-Fed, SAML, OpenID Connect and OAuth.

    Only ADFS 4.0 has the full OpenID Connect and OAuth stack.

    Monday, February 6, 2017 7:51 PM