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Office 365 Single Sign-On with AD FS 2.0 whitepaper

Office 365 Single Sign-On with AD FS 2.0 whitepaper

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    Through its support for the WS-Federation (WS-Fed) and WS-Trust protocols, Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 provides claims-based (Web) single sign-on (also known as identity federation) with the Microsoft Office 365 offering and its Web application and rich client applications.
    Microsoft Office 365  provides secure anywhere access to professional email, shared calendars, instant messaging (IM), video conferencing, and document collaboration. It represents the cloud version of the Microsoft communication and collaboration products with the latest version of the Microsoft desktop suite for businesses of all sizes. Office 365 indeed includes :
    • Microsoft Office: Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 seamlessly connects with Microsoft Office Web Apps for a productivity experience across PCs, mobile devices, and browsers;
    • Microsoft Exchange Online: Exchange Online offers cloud-based email, calendar, and contacts with the most current antivirus and anti-spam solutions. It enables access to email on virtually any mobile device and takes advantage of options for voice mail, unified messaging, and archiving;
    • Microsoft SharePoint Online: SharePoint Online is a cloud-based service for creating sites that connect colleagues, partners, and customers using enterprise social networking and customization;
    • Microsoft Lync Online: Lync Online offers cloud-based IM, presence, and online meeting experiences with screen sharing, voice and video conferencing.

    Building on existing Microsoft documentation, this document is intended to provide a better understanding of the different single sign-on deployment options for the services in services in Office 365, how to enable single sign-on using corporate Active Directory credentials and AD FS 2.0 to the service in Office, and the different configuration elements to be aware of for such deployment.
    This document is intended for system architects and IT professionals who are interested in understanding the basics of the single sign-on feature of Office 365 with AD FS 2.0 along with planning and deploying such a deployment in their environment. As an introduction, one can work through the series of Office 365 virtual labs available on to this topic.
  • Supported Operating Systems

    Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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