Solved

Configure ADFS and ADFS proxy procedures

Posted on 2015-02-06
2
158 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-25
Hi

Does anyone have any good procedures fo rconfiguring ADFS and ADFS proxy?

I am setting them up in a lab environment with a view to add resiliency servers for each of them later and set up NLBs.

At this stage, i have set up SSL cert and installed ADFS 2.0 on SRV2008R2 (all green ticks).

I need help configuring the AD trust (the single sign-on web page) as well as linking ADFS proxy into ADFS.

The environment will eventually be used for office 365, but for now i just need to set up the ADFS sided of things, add resiliency and prove it works.

Could anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks

Mihail
0
Comment
Question by:mk112233
2 Comments
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
Mahesh earned 500 total points
ID: 40593335
1st of all setup ADFS 3.0, not 2.0

ADFS 3.0 have built-in sign in page for you
Check below thread and my answer to clarify
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_28601682.html

Once you setup ADFS run below web page and see if it open up metadata XML as appropriate, you might need to add url into "Compatibility view settings"
https://adfs.domain.com/federationmetadata/2007-06/federationmetadata.xml

Also run below url:
https://adfs.domain.com/adfs/ls/idpinitiatedsignon.aspx
This URL should allow you to sign in and sign out automatically

With these TWO tests you will ensure that ADFS is configured correctly

As far as concern to ADFS proxy, you need to export same certificate on ADFS server to ADFS Proxy
For production you do require public SSL cert

As far as concern to HA, you can build TWO ADFS servers in NLB \ HLB configuration in production network and you can build TWO adfs proxy (Web application proxy in ADFS 3.0) in DMZ in NLB / HLB
Once environment setup you can test functionality by turning off one server at a time

Use SQL standard \ clustered database in production ADFS.
ADFS does support Windows Internal Database (WID), but it is recommended for lab only
If your user count is less, you can use WID without any problems
While setting up ADFS in production \ lab, you need to select virtual name such adfs.domain.com which should be resolvable from public DNS out on internet and differ from your actual server Hostname

U also do require Directory sync server for account synchronization to O365

Here are very good reading wrt to 2012 R2 ADFS and O365:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2014/03/31/how-to-build-your-adfs-lab-part4-upgrading-to-server-2012-r2.aspx
http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/smcneill/archive/2014/01/04/setting-up-adfs-3-0-server-2012-r2-for-office-365.aspx
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Vasil Michev (MVP)
ID: 40593344
0

Featured Post

Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

Join & Write a Comment

Following basic email etiquette rules will help you write a professional email and achieve a good, lasting impression with your contacts.
Veeam Backup & Replication has added a new integration – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.  In this blog, we will discuss how you can benefit from Office 365 email backup with the Veeam’s new product and try to shed some light on the needs and …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …
how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now