Install the Federation Service Role Service
Applies To: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012
Now that you have properly configured a computer with the prerequisite applications and certificates, you are ready to install the Federation Service role service of Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). When you install the Federation Service on a computer, that computer becomes a federation server.
For the Federated Web Single-Sign-On (SSO) design, you must have at least one federation server in the account partner organization and at least one federation server in the resource partner organization. For more information, see Where to Place a Federation Server.
You can use the following procedure to install the Federation Service role service of AD FS on a computer that will become the first federation server or on a computer that will become a federation server for an existing federation server farm.
Verify that an SSL certificate with the private key has already been installed or imported into the local certificate store (Personal store) before you start this procedure. If you will be using a token-signing certificate that is issued by a certification authority (CA), verify that a token-signing certificate with the private key has already been installed or imported into the local certificate store (Personal store) before you start this procedure. As an alternative, you can create a self-signed, token-signing certificate using the Add Roles Wizard, as described in this procedure. For more information about token-signing certificates, see Certificate Requirements for Federation Servers.
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 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).
To install the Federation Service role service
On the Start screen, typeServer Manager, and then press ENTER.
Click Manage, and then click Add Roles and Features to start the Add Roles and Features Wizard.
On the Before you begin page, click Next.
On the Select installation type page, click Role-based or Feature-based installation, and click Next.
On the Select destination server page, click Select a server from the server pool, verify that the target computer is highlighted, and then click Next.
On the Select server roles page, click Active Directory Federation Services, and then click next.
If you are prompted to install additional .NET Framework or Windows Process Activation Service features, click Add Features to install them.
On the Select features page, verify that the features are set, and then click Next.
On the Active Directory Federation Service (AD FS) page, click Next.
On the Select role services page, select the Federation Service check box, and then click Next.
On the Web Server Role (IIS) page, click Next.
On the Select role services page, click Next.
After you verify the information on the Confirm installation selections page, select the Restart the destination server automatically if required check box, and then click Install.
On the Installation progress page, verify that everything installed correctly, and then click Close.