AD FS Console

Updated: February 16, 2012

Applies To: Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0, Windows Server 2012

The AD FS 2.0 console installs automatically when you install AD FS 2.0. You can use the console to configure services and policies that are related to a deployment of a federation server. This tool is a single snap-in that is compatible with Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0.

You can use the AD FS 2.0 snap-in to perform the following tasks:

  • Configure the Federation Service by using the options in the Service node in the AD FS 2.0 console tree:

    • Configure the certificates that AD FS 2.0 uses for issuing and receiving tokens and publishing metadata.

    • Configure the types of claims that are supported by AD FS 2.0.

  • Manage the trust relationships of the Federation Service by using the Trust Relationships node in the AD FS 2.0 console tree:

    • Add and configure policies for claims providers, relying parties, and attribute stores.

    • Add and modify claim rules for claims providers and relying party trusts.