Add an Attribute Store
Applies To: Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0
You can use the AD FS 2.0 snap-in to add an attribute store in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0. An attribute store is a pluggable module that the policy process for AD FS 2.0 can query to retrieve claim values. You can use Active Directory or Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) or Microsoft SQL Server as an attribute store.
To add an attribute store
Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click AD FS 2.0.
Under AD FS 2.0\Trust Relationships, right-click the Attribute Stores folder, and then click Add Attribute Store.
In the Add an Attribute Store dialog box, configure the following properties for the attribute store that you want to add:
In Display name, type the name that you want to use to identify the attribute store.
In Attribute store type, select a supported attribute store type, either Active Directory, LDAP, or SQL.
In Connection string, if you have selected either a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) store or a Structured Query Language (SQL) store, enter the string that you used to establish a connection to the attribute store. For Active Directory attribute stores, no connection string is needed and this field is disabled.