Checklist: Installing a Claims-Aware Application

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This checklist includes the deployment tasks for preparing an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)–enabled Web server running Windows Server 2008 Standard or Windows Server 2008 Enterprise for installation of a claims-aware application.

Important

Make sure that you have set up your AD FS-enabled Web server using the guidance in Checklist: Installing an AD FS-Enabled Web Server before you proceed with the tasks in this checklist.

Note

Complete the tasks in this checklist in order. When a reference link takes you to a procedure, return to this topic after you complete the steps in that procedure so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks in this checklist.

Checklist: Installing a claims-aware application

Task Reference

Review important changes to AD FS since the Windows Server 2003 R2 release, including improved application support.

What's New in AD FS in Windows Server 2008 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=85684)

Review information in the Active Directory Federation Services Design Guide about the role that AD FS Web Agents play in deploying federated applications.

Review the Role of AD FS Web Agents

Review the information in the Active Directory Federation Services Design Guide to understand important concepts that are relevant to designing and deploying federated claims-aware applications.

Designing a Federated Application Strategy

Identify the Type of Federated Application to Deploy

Review information in the Active Directory Federation Services Design Guide to determine whether to use public key infrastructure (PKI) or Service Principal Name (SPN) for the security token protection method.

Determine Your Security Token Protection Method

Review information in the Active Directory Federation Services Design Guide about the benefits of using Authorization Manager to make administration easier by using role-based access control methods.

When to Use Authorization Manager

Using Internet Information Services (IIS), configure your claims-aware application to enable anonymous access and to use Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0.

Configure IIS to Support a Federated Application

Edit the Web.config file for a claims-aware application so that it can use the claims-aware agent.

Configure Web.config to Use the Claims-Aware Agent

Use the Add Application Wizard in the Active Directory Federation Services snap-in to add a new claims-aware application entry to the Federation Service.

Note
Before you begin this task, first configure the trust policy in the resource partner organization. If you have not yet created and configured the trust policy in the resource partner organization, complete the tasks in Checklist: Configuring the Resource Partner Organization

Add a New Claims-Aware Application to the Federation Service

Enable any claims that you want to be sent to the application for authorization purposes.

> [!NOTE] > Before you begin this task, first install the appropriate claims in the resource partner organization.

Enable an Organization Claim for a Federated Application in the Federation Service

(Optional) If your application requires them, you can choose authentication method restrictions for your claims-aware application. By default, an application accepts any authentication method that is provided to it.

Configure Authentication Methods for a Federated Application

(Optional) If your application requires it, you can have the resource federation server sign security tokens using Kerberos or PKI signing schemes. The default token-signing scheme is set to PKI.

Configure the Security Token Protection Method for a Federated Application

To ensure the likelihood of successfully tracking down issues that may occur with your claims-aware application, configure event logging.

Configure Event Logging for a Claims-Aware Application

From a client computer, verify that the claims-aware application can be accessed using Integrated Windows authentication, and verify that anonymous access is enabled.

Verify That an AD FS-Enabled Web Server Is Operational