ADFS

http://searchwindowsserver.techtarget.com/tip/Active-Directory-Federation-Services

  1. Microsoft Windows server offers ADFS as a standard feature in its Windows server.
  2. Many organizations like ADFS because it’s “free”.
  3. ADFS also requires proxy servers to support remote users, and MS SQL Servers for high availability clustered operations, which adds more server infrastructure and management requirements.
  4. ADFS does not include an end user access portal. While Microsoft’s new Azure AD service does provide an access panel for end users, it would require using the cloud-based Azure Active Directory.
  5. For starters, ADFS only supports Active Directory and Microsoft SQL Server attribute stores. No support is offered for other databases such as Oracle or standard LDAP servers for attributes that are required for identity federation.
  6. Multifactor authentication in ADFS is provided out of the box with certificates. Other options are available from third-party vendors, but Microsoft doesn’t support them.
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