Create a Rule to Send Group Membership as a Claim

Applies To: Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0

Using the Send Group Membership as a Claim rule template in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0, you can create a rule that will make it possible for you to select an Active Directory security group to send as a claim. Only a single claim will be emitted from this rule, based on the group that you select. For example, you can use this rule template to create a rule that will send a group claim with a value of Admin if the user is a member of the Domain Admins security group. This rule should be used only for users in the local Active Directory domain.

You can use the following procedure to create a claim rule with the AD FS 2.0 Management snap-in.

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, on the local computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (

To create a rule to send group membership as a claim

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click AD FS 2.0 Management.

  2. In the console tree, under AD FS 2.0\Trust Relationships, click either Claims Provider Trusts or Relying Party Trusts, and then click a specific trust in the list where you want to create this rule.

  3. Right-click the selected trust, and then click Edit Claim Rules.

  4. In the Edit Claim Rules dialog box, select one the following tabs, depending on the trust that you are editing and which rule set you want to create this rule in, and then click Add Rule to start the rule wizard that is associated with that rule set:

    • Acceptance Transform Rules

    • Issuance Transform Rules

    • Issuance Authorization Rules

    • Delegation Authorization Rules

  5. On the Select Rule Template page, under Claim rule template, select Send Group Membership as a Claim from the list, and then click Next.

  6. On the Configure Rule page under Claim rule name type the display name for this rule, in User’s group click Browse and select a group, under Outgoing claim type select the desired claim type, and then under Outgoing Claim Type type a value.

  7. Click Finish.

  8. In the Edit Claim Rules dialog box, click OK to save the rule.

Additional references

Checklist: Creating Claim Rules for a Claims Provider Trust

Checklist: Creating Claim Rules for a Relying Party Trust

The Role of Claims

The Role of Claim Rules