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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

You're reading from  Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

Product type Book
Published in Nov 2021
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781801070393
Pages 780 pages
Edition 3rd Edition
Author (1):
Dishan Francis Dishan Francis
Profile icon Dishan Francis

Table of Contents (22) Chapters

Preface 1. Active Directory Fundamentals 2. Active Directory Domain Services 2022 3. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure 4. Active Directory Domain Name System 5. Placing Operations Master Roles 6. Migrating to Active Directory 2022 7. Managing Active Directory Objects 8. Managing Users, Groups, and Devices 9. Designing the OU Structure 10. Managing Group Policies 11. Active Directory Services – Part 01 12. Active Directory Services – Part 02 13. Active Directory Certificate Services 14. Active Directory Federation Services 15. Active Directory Rights Management Services 16. Active Directory Security Best Practices 17. Advanced AD Management with PowerShell 18. Hybrid Identity 19. Active Directory Audit and Monitoring 20. Other Books You May Enjoy
21. Index

AD FS components

Before we install the AD FS role, there are a few related components that we need to be aware of. Before Windows Server 2012 R2, there were four AD FS role services: the federation service, the federation service proxy, the claim-aware agent, and the Windows token-based agent (which supported AD FS 1.x interoperability). These are no longer available as role services, and when we go to install AD FS, it will only have the federation service role.

Federation service

This is the main role service for AD FS, and it can work at the IdP end as well as the SP end. In order to install the AD FS role service, the system needs to be a member server of an Active Directory domain. Depending on the workload, multiple federation servers can be installed under the same domain, and this is called an AD FS farm. The federation server is responsible for generating security tokens and signing them with its signing certificate. Let's look into the AD FS versions that have...

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