Getting Started with AD FS 2.0

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

Before you begin using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0, we recommend that you have a good understanding of the terminology, functionality, and feature set that is included in AD FS 2.0. The following table provides links to and descriptions of the content that you can use to obtain this information.

Content Description

AD FS 2.0 Terminology

Defines common AD FS 2.0 terms. You can use this topic to familiarize yourself with these terms before you read other content.

Introducing AD FS 2.0

Provides a brief introduction to AD FS 2.0, its features, and the benefits that it offers.

AD FS 2.0 Technical Library

Contains all the product documentation that is currently available for AD FS 2.0, including the following:

  • Step-by-step guidance for establishing federated collaboration with Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007

  • Step-by-step guidance for setting up Web single sign-on (SSO) using MS Online

  • Guidance for designing and deploying AD FS 2.0 in your claims-based identity solution.

Windows Identity Framework Software Development Kit (SDK)

Provides guidance for creating your own Federation Service and for developing applications. The software development kit (SDK) also provides references for SDK classes that you can use and descriptions of the sample applications in the SDK.