Microsoft AD/FS Integration

Microsoft Active Directory Federated Services (AD/FS) is a standards-based service that allows the secure sharing of identity information between trusted business partners (known as a federation) across an extranet. When a user needs to access a Web application from one of its federation partners, the user's own organization is responsible for authenticating the user and providing identity information in the form of "claims" to the partner that hosts the Web application. The hosting partner uses its trust policy to map the incoming claims to claims that are understood by its Web application, which uses the claims to make authorization decisions.

AD/FS is Microsoft's implementation of the WS-Federation Passive Requestor Profile protocol (passive indicates that the client requirements are just a cookie- and JavaScript-enabled Web browser). AD/FS implements the standards based WS-Federation protocol and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).

TickStream.KeyID for AD/FS is a software package that allows you to provide second factor authentication for Microsoft Active Directory Federated Services deployments. The package can be installed quickly and simply on the AD/FS server, and uses standard Forms Authentication to capture typing efforts.


Installing TickStream AD/FS software requires at least one physical or virtual server running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, with Active Directory and AD/FS configured.

The TickStream.KeyID analysis server components can be deployed on one or more existing servers using a standard Windows Installer package, or can be delivered on a pre-configured virtual server image (in Hyper-V, VMWare, and Citrix formats).

Minimum requirements include:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or later
  • Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or later

It is recommended that you configure an SSL certificate for your TickStream.KeyID Server.

For detailed information and instructions on installing TickStream.KeyID for AD/FS, read the complete documentation at:

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