Install and Configure Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)

Sep 20, 2016 at 4:46 AM


This article is the third article in series to "Configuring ADFS Authentication on SharePoint 2016". This article will detail the steps to setup and configure ADFS 3.0 on Windows Server 2012 R2 server.

Below are topics that I am going to cover under this series

Below are the steps to install and configure AD FS on my active directory. All the below steps are executed and tested on my Windows Azure Servers.

Install ADFS

Open the Azure PowerShell on your active directory server and execute the below command. It will install Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) on the server.

Install-WindowsFeature ADFS-Federation -IncludeManagementTools

It will take while to complete the setup, once installed successfully you will see below screen.

Restart your Active Directory server

Configure ADFS using Active Directory Federation Services Configuration Wizard

Launch the Server manager and Select AD FS

Click On More and Then Click on Action

It will launch the Active Directory Federation Services Configuration Wizard.

Select the ‘Create the first federation server in a federation server farm’ option and Click on Next

Click on Next

Select the certificate, If there is no certificate generate one using this link on your Active Directory Server

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753127(v=ws.10).aspx

Select the name of the federation service, it will be used as your ADFS authentication url.

Federation Service Display name will be the name displayed on the ADFS Login Page

Click on ‘Next’ and it will redirect to specify the service account screen.

Specify your administrator account which you are using for Active Directory.

Specify the username and password of the account and Click Next.

Select ‘Create a database on this server using Windows Internal Database ’ and click ‘Next’

Click Next on the Review Options screen.

Click ‘Configure’ to begin installation of AD FS service.

Once server is configured, Access the below file. If you are able to access the below file, AD FS has been installed correctly.

https://advm.corp.dhavalcodes.com/federationmetadata/2007-06/federationmetadata.xml

And your login screen over here

https://advm.corp.dhavalcodes.com/adfs/ls/IdpInitiatedSignon.aspx

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