Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 solution guide
Updated: July 31, 2012
Applies To: Unified Access Gateway
Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) can be used to create highly extensible, Internet-scalable, and secure identity solutions that can operate across multiple platforms, including both Windows and non-Windows environments.
AD FS 2.0 helps simplify access to applications and other systems with an open and interoperable claims-based model.
AD FS 2.0 is supported only on Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2.
It is strongly recommended that you use AD FS 2.0 and not AD FS 1.x for a better deployment and user experience.
About this guide
This guide is intended for the Forefront UAG and AD FS 2.0 administrators responsible for integrating Forefront UAG with an existing AD FS deployment to provide access to remote and partner employees to applications published through Forefront UAG.
If you are reading this help from the Forefront UAG Management console, the latest version of this guide is available in the Forefront UAG TechNet library http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=205670.
It is not supported to use AD FS 2.0 and AD FS 1.x servers concurrently within your organization. It is recommended that you migrate your AD FS 1.x servers to AD FS 2.0. See Migrating from AD FS 1.x to AD FS 2.0 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=200711).
This guide contains the following topics:
Overview of AD FS 2.0—Provides an introduction to AD FS 2.0.
Why deploy Forefront UAG with AD FS 2.0?—Describes some of the benefits of deploying Forefront UAG and AD FS 2.0 together.
Prerequisites—Describes the environment on which you can deploy Forefront UAG and AD FS 2.0 and the prerequisites for deployment.
Forefront UAG with AD FS 2.0 topologies—Describes several example topologies for deploying Forefront UAG with AD FS 2.0 and how to decide which topology you require.
Deploying Forefront UAG with AD FS 2.0—Describes the steps you must do on both the Forefront UAG server and the server running AD FS 2.0 to deploy them in your organization.