ADFS Compatibility with ASP.NET membership database RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm new to ADFS...

    We have implemented traditional Windows authentication on an old ASP.NET application that uses the old style Membership database.  When a user accesses the site, it automatically recognises the user's account and adds an entry to the aspnet_users table.

    What we are wondering is if we make the ASP.NET application ADFS aware (e.g https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/security/how-to-build-claims-aware-aspnet-app-using-windows-authentication) will this work the same as if it were Windows authentication, i.e just work and automatically add the user to the aspnet_users table.

    I know if it were the newer Identity Framework then this wouldn't be a problem.

    Can anyone confirm they have tried this before we set up a test environment?



    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:12 PM

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  • That example does not include ADFS - rather https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/security/how-to-build-claims-aware-aspnet-mvc-web-app-using-wif

    That will simply redirect you to ADFS, you authenticate and a SAML token is returned with the claims you configured in ADFS.

    That is completely outside of the aspnet_users table. ADFS does not do anything client-side by default.

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 8:46 PM