Customize the display names and descriptions for authentication methods

Applies To: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2

To customize the display names and descriptions for authentication methods you can use the Set-AdfsAuthenticationProviderWebContent PowerShell cmdlt. In order to use this cmdlt, you must first obtain the name of the authentication method you wish to customize. This can be done using Get-AdfsGlobalAuthenticationPolicy. In the example below we see that, on our sign-in page, the following is displayed: “Sign in using an X.509 certificate”. We want to simplify this for our users.

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So first we get the name of the authentication method and then we edit the displayed text.

Get-AdfsGlobalAuthenticationPolicy  

AdditionalAuthenticationProvider  : {}  
DeviceAuthenticationEnabled   : False  
PrimaryIntranetAuthenticationProvider : {FormsAuthentication, CertificateAuthentication}  
PrimaryExtranetAuthenticationProvider : {FormsAuthentication, CertificateAuthentication}  
WindowsIntegratedFallbackEnabled  : True  

Set-AdfsAuthenticationProviderWebContent -Name CertificateAuthentication -DisplayName "Sign in with a certificate"  

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Now we see that our display message has changed.

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Additional references

AD FS User Sign-in Customization