ADFS 2.0: Open Doors to the Cloud
In the June issue of TechNet Magazine, there is a discussion of how ADFS promises to increase cloud security. here’s a snippet from the article by Jeffrey Schwartz.
“Microsoft’s Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 promises to simplify secure authentication to multiple systems. It will also do the same for the cloud-based Microsoft portfolio. In addition, the extended interoperability of AD FS 2.0 is expected to offer the same secure authentication to other cloud providers, who already support standard protocols, such as Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc. and Salesforce.com Inc.
AD FS 2.0, formerly known as “Geneva Server,” was released in May. This is the long-awaited extension to Microsoft Active Directory that provides interoperable claims-based federated identity management. By adding AD FS 2.0 to an existing AD deployment, IT can allow individuals to log in once to Active Directory and then use their credentials to sign into any other claims-aware systems or applications.”
You can read the rest of the article here.