Active Directory Federation Questions


  • Hey guys/gals
    Just doing some research into switching onto AD FS and was wondering if you could tell me how the passwords work after the sync has finished.. Is everyone stuck with two passwords or does it just switch EVERYONE over to their online login details (What they use for Lync, outlook and 365 a so on..?
    Thursday, December 06, 2012 9:30 AM


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  • Hiya,

    If ADFS is implemented correct, it should only be one password. Simplified ADFS is authentication using a web service, meaning that external resources can authenticate against your domain. Meaning that people only have one credential - the domain credential.

    Thursday, December 06, 2012 9:49 AM
  • Hi,

    For more information regarding with ADFS please post at below dedicated ADFS forum to get a better support:


    Friday, December 07, 2012 3:03 AM
  • There is no synchronization.

    The authentication will be forwarder to your ADFS server to ask and validate the user credentials (Can be using Windows Integrated authentication, Basic authentication, FBA authentication ...). Once the credentials were validated against your internal AD, the user will be granted the needed access level (To be determined by the application).

    So, users will use their AD login and passwords and there is no need for password synchronizations.

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    Sunday, December 09, 2012 8:54 PM